Protesters in San Francisco shut down transit stations

Jan 16, 2015 10:46 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Demonstrators shut down two San Francisco transit stations Friday morning in an effort to call attention to what they believe is the unfair prosecution of 14 protesters arrested two months ago.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports trains were not stopping at the Montgomery and Embarcadero stations in downtown as activists swarmed the system to protest against police brutality. Commuters reported a tougher than usual commute.

Activists say they held the protests to pressure Alameda County prosecutors into dropping charges against 14 people who were charged for allegedly halting BART service by chaining themselves to trains and each other at West Oakland Station in late November.

That protest was one of many in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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