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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:28 AM
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BART protesters quickly cancel Oakland action
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Source: SF Chronicle

A group that has demonstrated against BART since the New Year's Day 2009 killing of Oscar Grant by a transit agency police officer abruptly canceled plans today for protesters to "occupy" two downtown Oakland stations Wednesday morning during the heart of the commute.

The group, No Justice No BART, said it was concerned that the proposed action at the 12th Street and 19th Street stations could hinder people from using BART to participate in a citywide general strike planned by Occupy Oakland protesters.

"We are disappointed to announce that this event is canceled, because misinformation about it is being spread and because we do not wish to jeopardize the energy of the general strike by discouraging the participation of anyone due to misinformation about our plans," organizers said on Facebook. "No Justice No BART will hold a BART action in the near future as a stand-alone action."

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