Top stories of the week: Trump gets sworn in, city protests, SFPD shooting footage released

It’s been a jam-packed news week, and to make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up our top stories of the week. Here’s what happened in The City this week:

SF protests of Trump inauguration trigger transit disruptions, blocked streets
A wave of protests against President Donald Trump overtook San Francisco on Inauguration Day, with demonstrators blocking traffic in the Financial District, crippling the morning commute on Caltrain and sporadically shutting down Market Street. Read our updates here.

Tens of thousands expected to protest Trump inauguration in next few days
Multiple marches, protests and gatherings will take place in Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Vallejo and Walnut Creek. Get the details on what’s happening when and where here.

Trump supporters answer questions from SF readers
While in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration this week, I had one aim: to bring far-flung supporters of President-elect Donald Trump to my fellow San Franciscans. Check out their answers.

SF threatens legal action against bikeshare company rumored to launch on city streets
A China-based bikeshare company has lawmakers scrambling to stop it from dumping tens of thousands of bicycles for rent on San Francisco’s streets without proper planning or permits. Learn the details here.

SF shuttle partnership could solve transit needs for K-5 students
San Francisco is exploring partnering with a private shuttle service to address the large percentage of parents driving their young children to school and after-school programs. Learn more.

First SFPD body camera footage of police shooting made public, contradicts official version
The first San Francisco police body camera footage made public from a critical shooting incident appears to contradict some of the official version of the Jan. 6 incident that hospitalized a mentally ill man who was unarmed. Read more here.

SFUSD considers expelling student despite efforts to reform discipline
Despite the San Francisco Unified School District’s efforts to reform discipline, a 19-year-old student who defended his sister during a fight at their high school may be expelled for threatening a school counselor. Get the scoop.

SF’s shrinking population of children raises concern for city planners
Nationwide, the percentage of homes with children is 29 percent. In San Francisco, it’s 18 percent — the lowest rate of any city in the U.S. Find out what solutions are being proposed here.

We don’t talk anymore, San Francisco
The last three Lyfts our columnist took were SILENT. Do you feel the same? Read this week’s San Franstartup.

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