If you rely on public transportation to get to work, be aware that protests are scheduled for early Monday morning.
Several groups have called for a “Muni shutdown” on Monday and have asked protesters to gather at various locations. One of the meetings will take place at 6 a.m. at 14th and Market streets, according to a public Facebook page created by one of the groups.
July 16 marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Kenneth Harding Jr., a 19-year-old who died after an encounter with police after he failed to pay his Muni fare.
On its Facebook page, the group wrote:
On July 16th, it’ll be 1 year after the SFPD murdered Kenneth Harding Jr. over a $2 Muni fare. The city, SFMTA and the SFPD are stonewalling on the investigation and aren’t releasing videos they confiscated. The family of Kenneth need answers. They shot him the back but can’t look us in the eye? Kenneth Harding didn’t have to die.
When we have family emergencies, we SHUT DOWN our work and take care of our loved ones. Shutting it down is normal. Sweeping it under the rug and going about business as usual is not normal. Do any of our city leaders care? So on Monday July 16th at 6am we going to start the Shutdown Movement and SHUT IT DOWN.