BART statement regarding protest at Embarcadero Station


BART statement regarding protest at Embarcadero Station

In response to reports of a protest scheduled for today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Embarcadero Station, BART Chief Communications Officer Linton Johnson said:

"We are extremely experienced and have been very successful in dealing with all kinds of protests, including anti-war, immigration and student demonstrations. We have plans in place to prepare for virtually any scenario the protesters throw at us," Johnson said.  "Our focus will first be to ensure our customers' safety and secondly, to keep the trains moving on time. That said, passengers may wish to use an alternative station like Montgomery Street to avoid running into protesters."

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