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No arrests, no station closures in latest BART protest Monday

By dcuff
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 7:56 am in BART.

In another protest against BART police Monday,  a small group of demonstrators marched in downtown San Francisco, but there were no arrests and station closures, unlike a week ago. About 25 protesters attended this rally, which was the seventh since a BART police officer shot to death a knife-wielding homeless man on July 3.

The group Anonymous, which organized the demonstration, says it will continue the protests until BART disbands its police force. Click here for a story from this newspaper, and click here for a story in the Chronicle.

Meanwhile, BART police say they are considering new protocols for reporters covering the rally. After police last week detained some reporters who were near protesters near the Powell Street station faregates, BART is considering designating areas for media to monitor protests. Unless they were among those detained last week, reporters were unable to witness arrests because they were locked outside of the Powell Street station.

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