Six arrested in latest San Francisco BART protest
At least six protesters were arrested Monday night during the third week of protests against San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The demonstrators were upset with BART’s decision to cut off cell phone service at its stations to thwart a planned protest and the killing of a homeless man by a BART officer.
Two men were detained by police after passing through fare gates and chanting an anti-police slogan at the Embarcadero station. BART officials had previously said they would only tolerate protests outside the gates.
Another four people were arrested by the San Francisco police for allegedly impeding traffic and refusing police orders to move.
Forty people were arrested during a similar protest last week.
Watch local coverage of the protest, courtesy of KGO-TV, below: