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Heavily-armed men who refuse to identify themselves are patrolling the streets of Washington, D.C. They were sent by the Bureau of Prisons.

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  • As part of President Donald Trump's crackdown on anti-racism protests in Washington DC, federal agents wearing no uniforms or insignia have been patrolling the streets. 
  • The men have refused to identify themselves, but reporters have managed to establish that they are from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). 
  • In a statement, the BOP said that the officials were not wearing identifying clothing "as they are serving a broader mission." 
  • Law enforcement experts say officials operating with no identifying insignia can evade accountability and spread confusion. 
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Heavily armed federal agents wearing no badges or identifying markings have been patrolling the streets of Washington, D.C., as part of President Donald Trump's crackdown on anti-racism protests.
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