Like most days, there was a protest in San Francisco yesterday where people said silly things. But atypically, this one was semi-organizsd by hacker collective Anonymous. Also unlike most San Francisco protests, there was sort of a point to it.
Monday’s protest was a reaction to BART cutting off mobile phone service during a previous protest last week. Which, according to BART is no big deal.
Exceptionally bad-at-his-job BART spokesperson Linton Johnson justified the cut-off by explaining that your constitutional protections don’t apply on BART platforms.
“Outside the fare gates, that’s the public forum area. Inside the fare gates is a non-public forum and by law, by the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court, there is no right to free speech there.”