After his ranks thin, a convoy of truckers interrupts his plan to travel to Washington to protest Covid policies.

A caravan of truckers that left California for Washington, DC, on Friday to protest coronavirus mandates arrived in Las Vegas early Satu...


A caravan of truckers that left California for Washington, DC, on Friday to protest coronavirus mandates arrived in Las Vegas early Saturday with just five trucks in its ranks, organizers said, urging them to abandon the convoy and ordering members to merge with other anti-mandated groups heading to the capital.

The caravan, named Freedom Convoy USA 2022, was one of several caravans in the United States, inspired by Canadian protests, who left this week to Washington to demand, among other things, an end to the national emergency pandemic which began in March 2020 and the end of government rules requiring masks and vaccinations.

According to his facebook page, the Freedom Convoy’s route began Friday in Los Angeles and was expected to make stops in Salt Lake City, Denver and other major cities before arriving in Washington on March 1 in time for the state of the Union of President Biden. But it turned out that the group couldn’t retain its supporters for long.

“There are two other convoys that have massive turnouts and are underway to the DC area as we speak,” organizers said. wrote on Facebook early Saturdayreferring to two groups called the People’s Convoy and the Texas Convoy.

“We are making the decision to send all truckers scheduled to meet on our routes to begin heading to DC for the event on the National Mall, or to join the convoys named above as they are about to merge into one,” organizers wrote.

The decision drew mixed reactions.

“I spent days trying to coordinate a rally to support our truckers. I have three little kids and I work full time and I stretched and then looked so stupid. I’m pretty hurt by it all,” one person commented on the post.

“I think all the merged convoys will have a much bigger impact than multiple smaller convoys. Bigger is better,” a second person wrote.

Yet another convoy leaving on Wednesday of Adelanto, California, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles. About 40 truckers deployed, and a rally that looked like a Make America Great Again event drew an additional 100 vehicles.

Many of those behind the protest appeared to be aligned with far-right organizations and activists, and some had ties to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Brian Brase, convoy spokesman and Ohio-based truck driver, said the motorcade is expected to grow as trucks cross the country. “We think tens of thousands of people will join us,” he said.

The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to Washington, DC, to prepare for convoys and assist with traffic control during any protests, The Associated Press reported.

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