Tensions ran high Monday evening as commuters and protestors clashed over disrupted Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) service.
Commuters have had it with BART protestors, whose protesting activities closed down stations and disrupted traffic for the second time in a week.
Authorities closed two BART stations near Union Square and City Hall in San Francisco. Trains were still running, but commuters had to either walk or take a cab to stations that were open, the Los Angeles Times reported.
One commuter hit several protestors before fleeing on foot, The San Francisco Examiner reported.
BART thinks we're acting in a childish manner, protestor Mario Fernandez told the Examiner. But we're not disrupting anything. We're not causing harm.
Commuters, however, remained unconvinced.
The fact that they're not even from here doesn't help win over support for their cause, commuter Jeanne Gavenda told the Examiner. It interrupts the lives of a lot of people.
The event wound down by 9 p.m. and the closed stations were reopened, the LA Times reported.