Protesters shut down BART station in San Francisco
Protesters in San Francisco stopped a BART train Monday evening at the Civic Center Station, which was shut down as authorities tried to quell the demonstration.
The station was closed and cleared about 5:30 p.m., authorities said, citing safety concerns. No arrests had been reported.
People were angry that the transit agency cut underground cellular phone service for three hours last week in an effort to quell a protest over alleged BART Police brutality and the shootings of Charles Blair Hill and Oscar Grant by transit police.
-- Maria L. La Ganga in San Francisco
Photos: Scene at Civic Center station. Credit: Maria L. La Ganga /Los Angeles Times