U.S. Truckers Plan Protest Convoy
The Great American Patriot Project on Wednesday asked volunteers to contribute, join or support a convoy of truckers preparing to travel to Washington D.C. next month.
The convoys will start in Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, and Fresno California, and will wrap up in Washington, D.C. on March 6, organizers said.
“I don’t think that anybody wants to be told what to do,” Erica Knight, spokeswoman for the PAC, said. “They don’t want to deal with these mandates and it’s kind of a way to stand up for all the American people against it.”
In an email blast, the PAC said the truckers represent “peaceful, non-violent Americans who are dissatisfied with the unscientific, unconstitutional government overreach in regards to mandates.”
The convoy comes as Canadian truckers continue to protest calling for an end to COVID-19 mandates in their country. The resistance started weeks ago when truckers decided to band together in opposition to a rule requiring them to be fully vaccinated.
Truckers not being vaccinated could impact their livelihoods as well as the country’s supply chain.
On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked Canada’s never before used Emergencies Act, which gives the country’s government temporary powers to deal with the border blockades, including harsh legal and financial measures against participating truckers.
“I’m sure that having a bunch of protesting and standing up for their rights are definitely part of the inspiration here,” Knight said.