San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Chief Spokesperson Linton Johnson blamed protesters for leaving the agency “no other option” than to shut off cell phone service at some stations last week. The group No Justice, No BART had called for the protest following a string of killings by BART police.

“Our job is to provide safe transport for our customers…. I blame the protesters for what we had to do,” said Johnson.

He claimed law enforcement had evidence that the protesters were intent on causing chaos.

“It is illegal to be protesting on the [station] platform,” Johnson added.

Members of the hacktivist group “Anonymous” and other demonstrators converged on San Francisco BART stations Monday to protest against the cell phone service shut down and police shootings.

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