Occupy, Anonymous Plan to Screw Your Afternoon Commute

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What could be more annoying than an Occupy or Anonymous protest? How about an Occupy and Anonymous protest together.

The two anti-government groups are planning a joint action at Fruitvale BART station at 5 p.m. today, which means you East Bay-bound folks best find another way home.

Anonymous says it's been way too long since its last weekly protest at BART, aimed to draw attention to the transit agency's heavy-handed police force. However, the only thing those weekly protests drew last year was a lot of anger from tired commuters.

In a recent letter to BART, the group again calls the agency's police force "unprofessional and violent."

So one year later, here's what Anonymous has to say to the BART police:



But because a letter never suffices, Anonymous and Occupiers say they will be there to tell you in person exactly how they feel. And for the record, today's protest will also mark the first anniversary of Anonymous' much-dreaded weekly BART protests, where protesters packed stations week after week, holding up trains, pissing off commuters, and generally accomplishing nothing.

See you tonight for this birthday bash -- no gifts, please.

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leslie298
leslie298

One question: has anyone fixed the BART cop problem?  Has anyone addressed it?  No?  Then how about the commuters join the protesters and demand that BART get itself under control and stop shooting people.  Once that happens, everybody could go back to commuting without having every afternoon screwed with worry about whether they were going to witness a cop shooting someone on the platform.

juliemagic2010
juliemagic2010

Hey - I've read this before!  Did you consult with the Los Angeles Times, LA Downtown News, and the Central Cities Association?  I am not sure what corporation runs you, but can we please hear it for objective reporting.  Clearly, you have all been sold the same story to market in your newspapers, and it is not the truth.  Occupy is very supportive of commuters and residents but biased subjective reporting clearly designed to slant the readers view against something (in this case 1st amendment freedom of assembly and protest rights) is not something we favor.  MIC CHECK!  Power to the 99%.

 

Benj Clarke
Benj Clarke

What kind of alternative newspaper are you guys? Occupy is an ANNOYANCE to you? You would rather Americans sit on their hands and turn it all over to the oligarchy? You feel no support or cameraderie for the cause? I'm sorry but this just seems too pathetic -- You should really check in on your OWN social conditioning. SFWEEKLY: advocating for police brutality.

Quest Henkart
Quest Henkart

fight for the rights of the 99% by harming the 99%? I don't get it...

A.C.A.B.
A.C.A.B.

What could be MORE annoying than fellow citizens standing up for our right to not be brutalized and murdered by our own police?  How about some ignorant tool named Erin Sherbert spewing verbal diarrhea at a keyboard and calling it an article.  yeah that's more annoying.

A.C.A.B.
A.C.A.B.

@Justus - Speak for yourself. I was born and raised in this city and i work 2 jobs to pay off my school loans, rent, health insurance, etc. and I wouldn't be caught dead with some yuppie outside lands "bros".   But your telling people they shouldn't stand up to the police state we live in?  I support this protest 100% even though it will screw up my commute back home from work today.

p.s.  you call them "malcontent Anarchists" as if that's a bad thing?

justus
justus

These are NOT Occupiers, they are malcontent Anarchists.  They are NOT hardworking Mom and Dads who work  two jobs each. They are NOT Grandparents who are spending their meager savings trying to help  children and grandchildren.  They are NOT you and me, who are  trying to find work, pay tuition, rent, insurance, and hopefully have money left for food.

Maybe they are left over Outsides Lands attendees,  because no one we know could afford it.

Mike Mueller
Mike Mueller

Thank you for headlining this report with a 100% fact - screw both of these annoying groups of people

BenjaminSF
BenjaminSF

The Occupy and Anonymous bozos are at it again. 

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wormy987654321
wormy987654321

 @A.C.A.B.  @Justus

 Police state? Your ability to post comments freely and not get put in prison is telling that this is not a police state. Most Americans are supportive of the right to protest as long as you are not infringing on others rights to travel back and forth from work to home freely. When you infringe on theor roghts all bets are off.

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