The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been authorized to perform surveillance on citizens participating in the ongoing protests, BuzzFeed News reports. Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer issued a memorandum to Acting DEA Administrator Timothy Shea empowering the DEA. American Civil Liberties Union Senior Attorney Hugh Handeyside said the DEA's new powers "may well constitute unwarranted investigation of people exercising their constitutional rights to seek justice." Meanwhile, alleged cellphone tracking at two Michigan rallies in April has raised privacy concerns.
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