Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BART Protest Effective, If Unglamorous

The hacker group Anonymous prodded protesters to take over several BART stations tonight. Demonstrators were encouraged to wear Guy Fawkes masks (like the ones in "V for Vendetta"), but it only looks like a handful of people actually did.

That made for a less stylish protest than I had expected.

Whatever the tactics, the protest managed to shut down Embarcadero Station (along with several others). So I had to make my way to the Transbay terminal, where lines were long and buses were short.

As I was waiting in line for a Berkeley-bound bus, the guy next to me opened a gigantic bag of sour-cream potato chips. I guess we all knew it was going to be a while.

He didn't share.