Yesterday evening, people using Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco were unpleasantly surprised by the fact that they couldn’t use their mobile phones on 4 stations. Government agency asked wireless providers to block access to mobile phones to prevent communication between protesters. As CNET news reports: “Activists had planned to protest the fatal shooting of Charles Blair Hill, who BART police said went after them with a knife before an officer shot him on July 3.” ( Read more here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20091822-245/s.f-subway-muzzles-cell-service-during-protest/#ixzz1Ur90sdmM )
This is a clear example of censorship and oppression and a clear example of deprivation of human rights (remember the First Amendment?). Last week BART police officers were armed with high power m16 guns.
Luckily, the people are not blind and Anonymous action #OpBart is well under way. Actions like this shouldn’t and will not be forgiven nor forgotten. You can also get more information by following #muBARTek hashtag.
If you want to have a better idea of the protests and their cause take a look at the videos below: