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Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Federal Agencies Stop Surveillance Of Protesters

CBS Bay Area-

A group of Democratic Bay Area lawmakers were among 35 members of Congress demanding Tuesday that federal agencies stop all illegal surveillance of peaceful protesters across the United States.

A letter co-led by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) was signed by the lawmakers and addressed to the heads of the FBI, the National Guard Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Customs and Border Protection.

The letter was motivated by recent evidence and media reports indicating that the agencies made use of aircraft equipped with surveillance tools during protests that followed the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

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