Groups collect petition signatures
Two groups opposed to Metro doing random bag checks plan to be at Union Station Wednesday evening to collect signatures on a petition opposing the action.
The D.C. Bill of Rights Coalition and the Montgomery Civil Rights Coalition said they have collected about 500 names on the petition. The groups say the inspections violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Metro officials maintain that the screenings are constitutional.
Activists say they will be collecting signatures at the Union Station Metro stop near the escalator from to 6:30 p.m.
Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn announced Thursday that Metro would begin the checks. The first inspections were conducted during the Wednesday morning commute at Braddock Road and College Park stations.
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