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TSA's Pistole says screeners braced for boycott

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Posted: Nov 24, 2010 11:11 AM
Source: Associated Press

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UNDATED - A protest group based on the Internet says it's sending hundreds of activists to 27 U.S. airports today to protest the enhanced screening procedures. But so far, no serious disruptions are reported.

One man says he'll be handing out copies of the Constitution at the Baltimore airport -- and instructions on how to opt out of the full body search.

The head of the nation's airport security agency says authorities are braced to deal with any delays brought on by protests over full body scans.

At the same time, John Pistole tells ABC's "Good Morning America" he hopes angry passengers won't engage in a boycott of the full body scan, which he said would cause disruptions in long lines of passengers awaiting clearance for their flights.

Pistole says Transportation Security Administration screeners "just want to get you through" the safety checkpoints and are doing the jobs expected of them.

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