top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Apr 11 2010 (Updated 08/16/11)
BART Action Disrupts Trains with "No Justice, No Rush" in San Francisco
Sun Apr 11 2010 (Updated 08/16/11)
Embarcadero BART Protest Keeps Pressure on Agency; Mass Arrests in Olympia & Seattle Demos
Update 4/22/10: Tony Pirone fired

On April 8th, over 200 people demonstrated in San Francisco BART stations to push for justice and accountability in the murder of Oscar Grant with three demands: fire BART police officer Tony Pirone, charge Tony Pirone, and disband the entire BART police department. As people gathered for the action, tension was thick, as a demonstration inside a BART station had not been attempted before. Consensus was reached with those on the platform to take trains between stations in downtown San Francisco. Chants of "No justice, no rush" rang out — and demonstrators deliberately slowed their walk onto different trains in order to disrupt BART's normal rush hour schedule.

BART police and green-vested employees followed protesters — who chanted, played drums and horns — on trains to Montgomery, Powell St and Civic Center stations. Police attempted to stop the successful disruption of service by pushing or pulling demonstrators out of train car doorways, sometimes stepping in front of the doorways, refusing to allow more to enter or exit trains. BART's normal rush hour schedule was disrupted and delayed about 15 minutes in both directions by the action. One person was arrested on misdemeanor charges related to disrupting BART traffic. All charges have since been dropped.

photo Photos and Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | video Video: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Message to Passengers from the Organizers

Reports from other West Coast police abuse actions on April 8th and 9th: West Coast Anti-Police Actions Continue | Solidarity and Repression in Seattle Anti-Police Protest | More arrests at Seattle police abuse demo | Communiqué From the Streets of Portland | video Portland Road Bloc video | 29 arrested in Olympia, WA police abuse demo | pdf Olympia anti-police flier

Previous Related Indybay Feature: West Coast Days of Action Against State Violence April 8-9
01/22/18 Women Across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa Rise Up for the 2018 Women's March Racial Justice | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | California | U.S. | International | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/22/18 Treatment Plant Discharges 4.4 Million Gallons of Untreated Wastewater into Monterey Bay Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/22/18 Trump Plan Would Open Portions of Pacific to New Oil Leasing for First Time in 30 Years Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | North Coast | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/21/18 Campaign Underway to Assure Jerry Brown Doesn't Reverse Parole for John Clutchette Again Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/20/18 Oakland Council Cuts Ties with ICE Despite Fed's Threats to Sanctuary Cities Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/18/18 Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry Compiles Blacklist of Groups that Support BDS Tactics Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | International | Government & Elections | Palestine01/11/18 Superior Court Overturns Portions of Monterey County Fracking Ban Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/11/18 Reclaim MLK 2018: 96 Hours of Non-Compliance with the Trump and Schaaf Regimes Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | San Francisco | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/04/18 Social Justice Organizations Continue Partnership with Police Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/04/18 Pacifica Radio on the Ropes; Could Be Out of Existence by Middle of January Front Page | Indymedia | East Bay | California | U.S.12/15/17 Keep It In the Ground: Protesting Governor Brown in Bonn Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | Government & Elections
Related Categories: San Francisco | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page
San Francisco Women's March 2018 D. Boyer (1 comment) Sunday Jan 21st 10:05 AM
Emergency Meeting to Respond to planned ICE Raids Refuse Fascism Sunday Jan 21st 2:17 AM
2018 Women's Rally & March Stop The Attack On Women, Immigrants & Workers San Francisco Labor Video Project (1 comment) Saturday Jan 20th 8:56 PM
1/20/18 SF Women's March: A Glorious Day Stop Trump Terrorism Saturday Jan 20th 7:33 PM
Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids NLG-SF (1 comment) Thursday Jan 18th 8:28 PM
Resistance SF Projection on Federal Building D. Boyer Saturday Jan 13th 10:13 AM
San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 10th 10:24 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
2018 the Year for Dr. George Washington Carver Khubaka, Michael Harris Friday Jan 5th 11:12 PM
The Crimes of Trump's OSHA Chief Nominee FedEx VP Scott Mugno Labor Video Project (2 comments) Thursday Dec 14th 7:35 PM
Demand That US Government Allow Entry Of Mexican Union Farmworkers To Speak To US Workers Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA Tuesday Nov 28th 10:51 AM
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer is still on Twitter despite being banned Lynda Carson (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 10th 9:49 PM
Colin Kaepernick, Trump, Race, Class, Capitalism & The NFL KPFA WorkWeek Radio Thursday Sep 28th 2:11 PM
PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes Curt (2 comments) Wednesday Jul 19th 1:55 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair Center for Political Education Wednesday Nov 8th 3:04 PM
Celebrate the Russian Revolution on it's 100th Anniversary! Freedom Socialist Party (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 31st 3:32 PM
SF Democrats Who Oppose Pot & Gay Liberation Register Peace & Freedom or Green Wednesday Oct 4th 9:10 PM
Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! Stop the BS (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Alan Marling Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
"The Scapegoating Of Russia" By Dan Kovalik Labor Video Project Friday Sep 15th 9:24 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]