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The Metropolitan Police Department is keeping a close eye on a small group of Freedom Plaza protesters. So close, in fact, that they decided to let the rest of us in on their surveillance by tweeting the above picture, presumably from a security camera, this afternoon.

“Update: A camera view of the protestors (in blue) at Freedom Plaza, NW,” the department’s official Twitter account tweeted along with the picture and helpful blue circle around protesters. But the tweet, first noticed by the Post‘s Tim Craig, was quickly deleted.

“There’s several people who have access [to the Twitter account],” said MPD spokesman Officer Hugh Carew when I asked why the creepy picture was deleted. Carew’s looking into it, and I’ll update with more information on the picture’s disappearance (and why it was posted in the first place).