The petition reads, "We the undersigned oppose random bag searches of [M]etro passengers as unconstitutional, ineffective and misguided. We demand that WMATA immediately discontinue the searches."
Metro announced the plan last week to "conduct random inspections of carry-on items, as part of the continuously changing law enforcement programs designed to keep the system safe." The announcement drew mixed reactions among passengers.
A Metro spokesperson said no searches have been conducted so far, although they could start at any time.
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