9:38 PM: A handful of demonstrators showed up for a protest at BART’s Embarcadero station in San Francisco this evening, a BART spokesman said.
BART officials estimate about eight protesters arrived for the protest, which was scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Embarcadero station as well as Oakland’s 12th Street station, according to the @OpBARTTwitter feed — a feed used by activists to plan past protests at BART stations.
BART spokesman Jim Allison said police were aware of the protest and no injuries or train delays were reported.
“We were following reports on the Internet from this morning,” he said.
This evening’s protest was planned in response to the transit agency’s actions that allegedly blocked Oakland protestors from entering stations on Oct. 26 following an “Occupy Oakland” demonstration, according to @OpBART.
5:40 PM: Demonstrators have said they will gather at two BART stations in San Francisco and Oakland this evening in response to the transit agency’s actions that blocked Oakland protestors from entering stations on Oct. 26 following an “Occupy Oakland” demonstration, according to protesters.
The protesters were allegedly prevented from entering the 12th Street station when a large crowd attempted to take BART to join the “Occupy SF” rally across the Bay, protesters said.
Protesters are expected to gather at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco and the 12th Street station in Oakland at 5 p.m. this evening, according to an activist group’s twitter feed, @OpBART. However, as of 5:40 PM, only five people were gathered at the Embarcadero station, according SF State journalism student Katherine Grant.
BART and San Francisco police officers are patrolling the Embarcadero station, with San Francisco officers on the street level, a BART dispatch officer said.
Eve Batey contributed to this report by Zack Farmer of Bay City News