SLIDESHOW: BART Stations Open Following #BARTFriday Protests

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — BART officials say all BART stations are currently open, but riders can expect some trains to not stop at all stations.

Station closures began around 7 a.m. when #BARTFriday protesters began arriving on the Montgomery platform and started banging spoons on the stations surfaces.

Since then Montgomery, Embarcadero, and Powell Stations have all closed and reopened due to the protests.

Officials say two people have been arrested for kicking a train window and blocking a BART Train door.

BART also reported ridership down 24,000 compared to Thursday.

The protest was part of a weekend-long direct series of action events ending in a March in Oakland on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Protestors have released demands ahead of the demonstrations including for BART to drop all charges against the “Black Friday 14,” a group of 14 activists arrested for chaining themselves to a BART train at the West Oakland Station on Nov. 28.

Stay tuned to the KRON 4 Morning News for real-time traffic and transit updates. KRON 4’s George Rask and our reporters are monitoring the situation and you can get more info on the KRON 4 Mobile App, and KRON4.com/traffic.

VIEW SLIDESHOW: #BARTFriday Protest

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