Protesters disrupt BART board meeting

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Protesters disrupted a BART board meeting Thursday night.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Supporters of the "Black Lives" movement packed a BART board meeting Thursday night.

Some were kicked out for disrupting the meeting.

The protesters have a list of complaints, but at the top is for BART police to drop all charges against 14 demonstrators who were arrested the day after Thanksgiving for chaining themselves to a BART car to disrupt holiday shopping and travel.

The so-called Black Friday 14 was protesting police shootings of black men.

A BART board member says she will introduce a resolution next week urging the district attorney to drop all charges.


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