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OpBART Protests Censorship and Police Violence
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com)
Monday Aug 15th, 2011 9:43 PM
Activists came out in force at Civic Center station in San Francisco on Monday to protest BART police violence and the agency's shut-down of cellular phone service in attempt to quell a previous planned protest last week.
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Today's action -- dubbed #OpBART -- was widely announced through social media sites and the Anonymous network. Anonymous, a nebulous group of cyber-activists, hacked BART's web site over the weekend to protest the cell phone censorship. The action drew a few hundred people, though at times it appeared that media outnumbered activists (and indeed, many people filled both roles). Police ordered protesters to leave after about 20 minutes and BART closed Civic Center station. Activists then dispersed, some marching on Market Street and others protesting at other downtown BART stations. At one point BART had closed all stations between Civic Center and Embarcadero.
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Media out in force
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§Davey D interview protester
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§More media
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§Station closed
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good jobcpTuesday Aug 16th, 2011 7:34 AM
These pix are better than...Chron'sTuesday Aug 16th, 2011 12:27 AM
Next, BART will send camels and thugs to Embarcadero Station. #OpBart #MuBARTekfunny tweetTuesday Aug 16th, 2011 12:25 AM