Occupy San Francisco: Embarcadero BART station closed
Transit officials Wednesday night closed the Embarcadero BART station because of Occupy San Francisco supporters who had converged on the area.
"Trains are not stopping at Embarcadero due to a civil disturbance," Bay Area Rapid Transit said in a service advisory.
Earlier, protesters and police faced off along the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building as officers clad in riot gear chased after people in the crowd that had gathered in the area.
Across the bay in Oakland, several hundred protesters gathered near City Hall at the area where police and Occupy Oakland supporters had clashed in a violent confrontation the night before. Several people were injured in that incident and more than 100 others were arrested.
Some of the protesters tried to board BART trains to the Occupy San Francisco encampment, but they were blocked by police, the Oakland Tribune reported.
Late Wednesday, crowds of people marched to the Oakland Police Department jail. "Free them all! Free them all!" people in crowd chanted.
-- Maria L. La Ganga in San Francisco, Lee Romney in Oakland and Robert J. Lopez in Los Angeles
Image: Graphic shows the location of the Occupy San Francisco encampment. Credit: Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times