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Group Plans To Protest Airport Security Measures

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some activists are planning a demonstration Wednesday night at Philadelphia International Airport to voice their opposition to the new TSA security measures. 

Upwards of 50 people plan to gather at Philly international to warn travelers of what they call the dangers inside the airport.  And they’re encouraging people to avoid flying altogether.

Co-founder of WeWon’tFly.Com, Jim Babb says, “We’re going to be passing out flyers and we’re going to let them know so they can make an informed decision when they get into the  airport, whether they want to be irradiated or they want to be touched in a very intimate way, by a government agent”

Babb says they don’t want to cause delays or block travel.  They do want the demonstration to put pressure on the airline industry to make changes to the screening process. 

Reported by Suzanne Monaghan, KYW Newsradio

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  • Moe

    Walk down the streets of Center City or hit the beach at the shore any day of the summer and you’ll see a hell of a lot worse than what these security scans reveal. People don’t mind showing more than most of us care to see then.

  • mark

    Couldn’t agree more, Maria. What the hell are they thinking?

  • KAB

    Morons. We want to be safe when we fly, so how are they supposed to ensure safetly unless they make 100% certain that weapons are not being concealed? Honestly, I’d much rather face this inconvenience than be on a plane where some terrorist happens to be able to sneak a knife onboard.

  • Greg H

    Sorry Maria but I think you are missing the point totally. I believe, from what I understand, that these people are protesting the act of the GOVERNMENT to do these ultra pat downs and body screenings. It is against the law for them to do so. The TSA is a government body. Now if the airlines themselves did the screenings then I wouldnt have a problem where as you could choose to go onto a plane without the screening process and that company would go out of business if people did or didnt like what they did. Its about freedom and the free market. Not about the government. Im all for safety but freedom and the constitution is more important.

    • mark

      Greg… I appreciate your argument but in the final analysis, we can’t enjoy our constitutional freedoms or a free market if we’re dead. The US government has a fundamental obligation to protect its citizens. Whether it is the TSA or Southwest conducting the screenings/pat downs seems an insignificant point in the face of real threats from abroad.

  • dc

    You will be totally safe in a prison camp!

  • Moe

    I have to agree with Maria Smith.

    How loudly they would complain if an incident occurred on their flight – if they survived! The survivig family members would be filing lawsuits claiming the government didn’t do enough to ensure the safety of the flight.


  • Maria Smith

    How stupid can these people be???? Would they rather be blown up?? I don’t care what has to be done, I would rather be safe. What if a plane blows up or gets hijacked and then will they say: “Where was Security”? It’s not a matter of invasion it’s a matter of SAFETY! Wake up that’s why the world is in the shape it is today.

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