WASHINGTON (AP) — Two rights groups have launched an online petition against Metro’s announced plan to conduct random bag searches on the subway system.

Patrick Elder, a co-founder of DC Bill of Rights Coalition, believes the plan is against the 4th Amendment, which bars unreasonable searches.

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The D.C. group is joined by Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition in starting the petition.

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Metro announced the plan last week. A spokeswoman said Monday that no searches have been conducted so far, although they could happen at any time.

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