OAKLAND, Calif. – A large group of protesters has prompted the closure of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland.
Television live footage Thursday showed about 100 protesters gathered outside the station as police monitor the crowd.
BART spokesman Linton Johnson says trains are not stopping at the Fruitvale station. A bus bridge has been set up for passengers.
The closing of the station comes as demonstrators gathered to protest the fatal shooting of a man by Oakland police Monday night. Police say the shooting of Derrick Jones was the third officer-involved fatal shooting in Oakland this year.
Emotions in the city remain raw just days after 152 people were arrested while protesting the two-year prison sentence given last week to a former transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train station platform.