Police Brutality Protestors Shut Down BART Station

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All San Francisco train stations have reopened following a rowdy protest during the evening commute to condemn last week’s fatal shooting of a man by transit police.

About 100 protesters gathered Monday afternoon on the same platform at the Civic Center/UN Plaza station where 45-year-old Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.

Protesters chanted and held doors open to keep trains from leaving the station. Three stations in all were closed down at some point in the evening.

Two officers responding to a report of a “wobbly drunk” shot Hill in the torso when officials say he came at them with a knife.

BART police have faced anger since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black passenger by a white officer New Year’s Day 2009.

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