Of local interest… #blacklivesmatter #blackfriday
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)— Organizers are planning a protest at the Montgomery BART Station Friday, January 16th in solidarity with the Black Friday BART protesters who were arrested last year.
The demonstration could directly affect the morning commute and is set to begin at 7 a.m. according to a post on indybay.org. Included in a brief list of demands is a call to drop all charges and fines against the 14 Black Friday protesters who shutdown West Oakland BART trains at the height of the holiday shopping season.
Protesters said BART was seeking up to $70,000 in restitution from them, but last week the agency said they’d consider community service from those who were arrested for their disturbance in connection to the grand jury decisions where no charges were brought against white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson and New York City in recent months.
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