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Anonymous #OpBART-3 Protest - BART PD, SFPD, Sheriffs, DHS, & DOJ, 8/29/11: photos, 2 of 2
by dave id
Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
On August 29th, the third OpBART demonstration called by Anonymous worked its way from Civic Center/UN plaza down the sidewalks of Market Street to the Powell Street, Montgomery Street, and Embarcadero BART stations in downtown San Francisco. As has become customary for these protests, BART PD, SFPD, SF Sheriff's Deputies, Department of Homeland Security officers, and the media were out in force. This time, however, protesters did not demonstration on station platforms and BART chose not to close any of the downtown stations. Protesters did speak out and chant against BART police violence in the non-paid areas of three stations, having been granted explicit permission at the Powell Street station by BART "Tactical Team" (i.e riot police) officer Franklin. These photos are a continuation of the series begun at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/04/18689414.php.
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[Pictured: Demonstrators enter Powell Street BART station]



Anonymous #OpBART-3 Protest - BART Still Hates Free Speech, 8/29/11: video
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/31/18689178.php



On Monday, September 5th , No Justice No BART will be holding a press conference inside the Embarcadero BART station to announce details of an upcoming action to be held at the Embarcadero station on Thursday, September 8th, at 4:30pm.



For more information:
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At previous actions, SFPD covered the streets only: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/16/18687893.php#18687905.
§Respect All People's Civil Liberties and Basic Human Dignity
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Entering Montgomery Street station
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§SFPD stand back inside station
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Disarm & Retrain BART Police
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Protesters and SFPD exit Montgomery
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Next stop, Embarcadero station
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Inside Embarcadero
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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Again, video from the entire action can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/31/18689178.php
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§BART PD, demonstrators, and media
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§How many riot police helmets can you count?
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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§Second arrestee with megaphone
by dave id Sunday Sep 4th, 2011 3:47 PM
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Carol A. Russo, a "Senior Conciliation Specialist" with the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice visited the two arrested while they were in SF County Jail. BART being ineffective in its attempts to stop protests against its police brutality, Russo offered to mediate between protesters and BART, including with BART's police chief Kenton Rainey. As to what exact concessions BART may or may not be willing to negotiate, if any, remains to be seen should activists ever decide to take Russo up on her offer.
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