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Group Protests Random Bag Checks on the MBTA Saturday

A man identifying himself only as Sean "Typhon" addresses a crowd at Charles/MGH station Saturday.

A pro-4th Amendment coalition with roots in the Occupy movement staged a protest of random bag inspections at T platforms around the city this weekend.

Beginning at Harvard Square, South Station, Lechmere, Kenmore and Ruggles T stops, groups marched to the State House Saturday morning, stopping along the way at other T stops to spread pamphlets and address crowds. Read more about the protests here. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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Protests Planned Against MBTA Bag Checks

File photo: MBTA Green line train

A pro-4th Amendment coalition with roots in the Occupy movement will stage a protest of random bag inspections at T platforms around the city this weekend, including Kenmore and Ruggles stations.

Defend the 4th, a self-proclaimed “group of individuals from a broad array of political/social leanings and organizations,” plans to demonstrate across Boston Feb. 2, according to an email to Patch from coalition spokesman Garret Kirkland.

“Any instances of ‘random’ searches being conducted on a citizen or visitor to the Commonwealth warrants protest on 4th Amendment grounds,” Kirkland wrote. “We believe that it is a gross violation of our rights and of the principles of our nation, that any person should have to prove that they are not doing anything wrong.”

Defend the 4th plans to march from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 2, along several branches of the T, according to a flyer. Groups will begin at Harvard Square, South Station, Lechmere, Kenmore and Ruggles T stops. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 5, 2011 at 6:51 am

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