Expect possible BART station closures, transit delays, and media overreaction again as yet another protest is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center station. BART police confirmed to SFist that there will be another protest tonight. Sparked by the BART officer-involved shooting death of Charles Hill, a homeless man, at the Civic Center station on July 3, this makes the fifth week of melee at downtown BART/Muni stations.
The protests, prompted by Anonymous, have involved such frivolity and seriousness as arrests, nudity, masks, feigned outrage, actual outrage, and Frank Chu.
BART claim that they've spent an estimated $300,000 on cost related to the weekly protests. Which is too bad. However, they haven't murdered anyone since Hill's shooting death. So, you know, that's good.