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PUERTO RICO-FESTIVAL LAWSUIT
ACLU files lawsuit over security measures being taken at popular Puerto Rico street festival
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:37 PM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in Puerto Rico over new security measures being taken this year at a popular street festival in the island's capital that draws hundreds of thousands of locals and tourist.
Mayor Carmen Yulin has ordered police for the first to search everyone who attends. Officials say that there will be metal detectors and that people's bags and purses will be searched.
The ACLU calls the searches unreasonable because they are not preceded by a judicial order or prompted by probable cause.
An estimated 500,000 people attended the festival last year.