AC Transit suspends most of its Sunday night bus service in response to Bay Area protests

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AC Transit, the bus system that serves Berkeley, temporarily suspended 58 of its lines for about three hours Sunday due to street demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd.

Protests have been ongoing in Oakland and other cities in the Bay Area over Floyd’s death, which sparked public outrage after a video surfaced of a Minnesota police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck.

Alameda County advised its residents to stay home due to the civil unrest and “the high number of police actions” earlier in the night except for when personal travel is necessary, which contributed to AC Transit’s decision to suspend most of its bus service.

Roadblocks and detours in place as a result of the demonstrations were also considered in the decision-making, according to a press release AC Transit published Sunday.

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Kate Finman is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @KateFinman_DC.