I decided to go check out the most recent BART protest yesterday, August 15th, and I was a little disappointed yet again. I understand that our civil rights and our safety were completely ignored when BART decided to shut down all cell phone service a couple of days ago. And I do believe we need to express our discontent, but shutting down a few BART stations and making it impossible for a lot of working, exhausted people to get home. Not a good choice. Was a protest needed? Yes. Were there a lot of people who just wanted to get home to their families? Yes. Did the protest achieve anything? Maybe. Just next time, lets keep the stations open.