Vandals damage BART station after protest arrests

Vandals damaged vending machines at BART’s Glen Park Station in San Francisco, hours after at least two dozen people were arrested during a protest at the Powell Street Station, officials said Friday.

About eight to 12 men dressed in black hoodies used hammers to smash fare gates, eight Clipper Card readers and ticket vending machines at the Glen Park Station about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, said BART spokeswoman Luna Salaver.

The vandals tore lights off a flower booth and spray-painted “Osca” in black on train schedule signs, apparently in reference to the fatal BART police shooting of Oscar Grant in 2009, and “Charles Hill” in white letters on the ground of the station’s plaza, Salaver said.

The group then left the station. No arrests were made.


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