14 AUGUST 2018: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Zainab Merchant, 27, a graduate student at Harvard University and mother of three, accused TSA officials at Boston of forcing her to pull down her underwear and show them surgical sutures in her abdomen and her sanitary towel as she travelled from to Washington DC on 3 March. She also claims that when she asked for the officers’ names and badge numbers, they covered their badges with their hands and walked away.