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BART’s disruption of cell phone service last Thursday led to the hacking of myBART.org by the group Anonymous, who also promised a live protest today at BART stations. We followed the coverage from our best sources as it happened.
Missed the madness? A photo gallery of the #opBART protest via Instagram:
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“Guy Fawkes, looking dapper.”
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“SF shut down #BART. I hopped onto MUNI, and landed in the middle of this”
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The blow-by-blow coverage from our excellent sources and Twitter followers:
7:30 p.m.: From SFMTA: “As of 7:30 p.m., Muni Metro service has resumed service at Powell Station. Cable Cars will return by 8 p.m.”
7:22 p.m.: On Twitter, BART is reporting that all stations are now open.
7:04 p.m.: MissionLocal has more coverage and photos of the #OpBART protest.
6:48 p.m.: SFMTA reports that “As of 6:48pm, Muni Metro is not stopping at Embarcadero Station due to BART protest.”
6:37 p.m.: On Twitter, KGO Radio snapped a picture of protesters outside of the Embarcadero Station.
Photo: KGO Radio
6:32 p.m.: SF Examiner reports that all downtown stations except for Powell Street are reopened. SFMTA also reports that trains are now stopping at Montgomery and Civic Center.
6:26 p.m.: SFMTA reports that Civic Center station has reopened.
6:19 p.m.: KGO radio reports that protesters have made it to the Embarcadero station and that the station is being shut down.
6:15 p.m.: On Twitter, @travel4food reports that, at the San Francisco public library parking lot, “the number of cops waiting in the parking lot was quite impressive. Must have been at least 30-40 people.”
5:57 p.m.: From SFMTA: Muni Metro not stopping at Montgomery, Powell and Civic Center due to BART protest closures.
5:50 p.m.: On Twiter, @c_los007 reports that “3 choppers in the sky watching them from Yerba Buena gardens.”
5:40 p.m.: SFWeekly reports that protesters are heading up to 16th Street.
Protesters have a clever, albeit plagiarized slogan. SFWeekly’s Caroline Chen reports:
… a couple of protesters are walking around the station now with detached phones, saying “Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?”
Frank Chu showed up, according to BoingBoing:
Ustream guy: “Do you want help from Anonymous?”
Frank Chu: “I usually get help from CBS News.”
On Twitter, @jared_willis sent in this informal protest sign.