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Anti-Police Demonstration Ties Up San Francisco Bay Area BART System

On July 3, Bay Area Rapid Transit police shot and killed a knife-wielding man on the platform of the Civic Center station in San Francisco. Protestors upset over the shooting demonstrated July 11 at BART stations in San Francisco.


  1. The man who was shot and killed was identified as 45-year-old Charles Hill.

  2. Earlier in the day on July 11 BART officials held a press conference to discuss how they conduct investigations.
  3. Commuters were cautioned that the demonstrations could cause delays during the afternoon.

  4. BART officials, meanwhile, said the demonstrations were illegal and dangerous.
  5. Some protestors took to Twitter to express their outrage.

  6. The demonstrations began at Civic Center station, where protestors chanted at police and brought train service to a halt.