Protesters Could Shut Down Muni Service On Monday

By: Will Reisman : sfexaminer.com – excerpt

Hey, you know what might be a great day in which to ride one’s bike to work? Monday, July 16, 2012. Because several groups will try to disrupt Muni service that day. According to SF Examiner, groups will protest over “an attack on organized labor, policies of racial discrimination by city agencies such as the Police Department and Muni, and the one-year anniversary of the death of Kenneth Harding.”
SF Weekly has more:
A random group called the Humanists for Revolutionary Socialism, is backing Monday’s protest, dubbed “Kenneth Harding Jr. Transit Shut Down Day” and blames Muni’s policies for Harding’s death.
“Kenneth was killed by the S.F. police to protect Muni bosses’ ‘savings’ on the backs of the workers,” the group says on its website. “This greed takes the form of attacks on the Muni workers and compromising safety which endangers Muni riders as well as the union drivers.”…

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By Aaron Sankin : Huffingtonpost article – excerpt

Muni Protest Planned For Monday: Activist Group Seeks To Snarl Morning Commute

By : On the morning of Monday, July 16, a San Francisco-based activist group plans on staging a protest with the stated goal of disrupting Muni service…

The action, organized by the Humanist Workers For Revolutionary Socialism, commemorates the death of 19-year old Kenneth Harding, who was killed during a shootout with SFPD officers at a Muni station in the Bayview last year…

Transportation Workers Union Local 250-A spokesman Ron Austin told the San Francisco Examiner. “So when the sun rises on Monday, we’ll be out there working.”

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