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Protesters disrupt San Francisco Muni service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Protesters have disrupted San Francisco municipal transportation service on the one-year anniversary of an alleged fare evader’s death in a police gun battle.

Investigators say 19-year-old Kenneth Harding accidentally shot himself while trying to fire at officers attempting to stop him on July 16, 2011. Harding was allegedly fleeing after failing to pay a Muni fare.

A handful of protesters blocked two Muni Metro lines for about 45 minutes on Monday morning before moving on. Muni brought in bus shuttles to replace the trains.

The protesters dispute police’s version of the shooting and say they’ll try to shut down Muni service again during the day.

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