Lone protester at Reagan National
The lone protester Wednesday afternoon at Reagan National was a 27-year-old college student who drew crowds of curious passengers near the airport's Cosi restaurant.
Brad Aefsky, wearing a canvas sign that read "Tyrants Sexually Assaulting Americans" on the front and "Department of Herding Sheeple" on the back, said he was frustrated with what he felt was the overly intrusive security methods employed by federal authorities.
"As soon as I heard about the scanners, I knew the anger was coming," said Aefsky, who identified himself as a Libertarian. "I'm probably going to be put on some terrorist watch list now."
At one point, Aefsky, who attends George Mason University in Fairfax, was escorted away from Terminal A to obtain a leafleting permit, because he was asking passersby to sign a petition saying they wanted to stop funding the Department of Homeland Security and Transporation Security Administration.
On his signs, Aefksy had two photos, images of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John S. Pistole with yellow, cat-like eyes.
"They need to be stopped," he said.
Graphic: How the scanners work
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