The People’s Convoy, the group of American truckers inspired by Canada’s Freedom Convoy got underway Wednesday, with as many as 1,000 truckers expected to be pulling out to begin an 11-day trip to Washington, D.C. — calling for an end to the state of emergency on COVID, as well as the unconstitutional mandates and restrictions. Nineteen of the 19 states remain with vaccine mandates.
Inspired by Canadian truckers, U.S. truck drivers began to organize a protest convoy headed for Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/akhgepmXWN
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Joe Biden quietly extended that state of emergency last Friday to now beyond March 1, when it was supposed to expire, claiming that “the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant risk to the public health and safety of the nation.” This, despite his own Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Xavier Becerra telling him to end the state of emergency. They just can’t let go of the desire for power and control.
Organizers, in a statement, echoed Landis’ sentiment saying: ‘This convoy is about freedom and unity: The truckers are riding unified across party and state lines and with people of all colors and creeds — Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, Agnostics, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Republican, Democrats.’
At midday PST on Wednesday, the cavalcade will depart from Adelanto Stadium. After that, it will head towards Kingman and Lupton (Arizona), Glenrio (Texas), Elk City and Vinita (Oklahoma), and Sullivan (Missouri).
The truckers will travel to Indianapolis, Cambridge, Ohio and Hagerstown, Maryland before arriving at the DC Beltway in March 5.
While Convoy organizers insist that they will not block roads or bridges in the same way as the Canadian convoy, one man from Pennsylvania stated that he was interested in closing down the Beltway. They’re expected to have more people joining along the way and show up around Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. There are other convoys that have started in different locations and they all expect to arrive in Washington, D.C. on March 1. The protest organizers say it is time to open the country and they aren’t “going anywhere” until that happened.
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Our elected representatives who believe that they are our rulers should know this: You work for US. It was designed to give enough power for national action, but not to deny the citizens their fundamental rights. The people are prepared to see this challenge through — as we have seen through all challenges to our Freedom in the past. We will triumph and prosper.
To our brave and courageous neighbors to the North — our Canadian brothers and sisters who led the charge — we join your call to Freedom with THE PEOPLE’S CONVOY.
LET THE GOLDEN LIGHT OF LIBERTY BURN BRIGHT: LET FREEDOM ROLL!!
California organizer Maureen Steele said they were working with lawyers regarding donations, to make sure that what happened to the donations in Canada – where the government froze accounts and tried to seize the donated money – doesn’t happen to them. They also said they wouldn’t be going into D.C. but just be in the area.
Despite that, it sounds like the Pentagon and the city are getting ready with a response, the likes of which you wouldn’t have seen for radical leftist riots.
John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary said the National Guard was being requested for assistance. They approved about 400 to help mostly with anticipated traffic disruptions, but they will also have “50 tactical vehicles.” The deployment is expected to stay until March 7. More officers have been added by the Metropolitan Police for the early part of March. They also plan to re-install the fence around Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is “closely monitoring” the situation, her spokesperson said. Funny, that she was never “closely monitoring” the BLM/Antifa riots that took place in D.C., setting fires around the White House and even attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his wife.
GOP Rep. Ralph Norman, of South Carolina, told the Daily Mail that they have “every right to be angry at this government, and I believe these individuals speak for more than just themselves. I support their right to lawfully protest, without disrupting commerce, essential services, or the lives of others.” Sen. Rand Paul also said he was “all for it.”