(Bay City News) Close to 100 protesters gathered before the start of Monday evening's commute for a demonstration at the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco, and in response to the crowd's disruption of evening train service at the station, BART has temporarily suspended service at that station. Further reports indicated that Powell station was also closed when the protesters moved to that station.
San Francisco Municipal Railway service at Civic Center station has also been suspended.
Last week, BART police shot and killed a knife-wielding man at Civic Center, and the group No Justice, No BART said it is demanding that the BART Police Department be disbanded.
The group is also demanding that both of the two officers involved in the July 3 shooting of 45-year-old Charles Hill be fired and criminally charged if it is found that the shooting was not justified.
Monday's protest was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on the platform of the Civic Center station. Several dozen people had gathered at the station by 4:45 p.m., and BART safety officers in green vests had a notable presence on the train platform.