Truckers protest warrants on DS Beltway for second day

A convoy of truckers and other supporters circled the capital on the ring road for a second day on Monday, protesting Covid-19 mandates ...


A convoy of truckers and other supporters circled the capital on the ring road for a second day on Monday, protesting Covid-19 mandates and hoping to catch lawmakers’ attention.

Brian Brase, a convoy organizer, told attendees gathered at a staging area in Hagerstown, Maryland that the convoy would once again avoid entering Washington, D.C. He stressed that protesters did not want to trigger an event violent like the January 6 attack on the Capitol, which he said would discredit the group.

And he added that the group had no intention of blocking the traffic.

“We don’t want to close the Beltway,” Mr. Brase said. “We want them to hear us roar.”

A similar protest on sunday had a minimal impact on traffic. The convoy – made up of several dozen trucks, as well as minivans, motorcycles, pickup trucks and sedans – made two loops around Interstate 495, known as the Capital Beltway, before returning to a staging area at Hagerstown Speedway, where the group has been based for several days. By the second lap, the group’s vehicles had scattered along the freeway and the congestion had taken on the appearance of an ordinary weekday commute.

On Monday morning, there seemed to be far fewer passenger vehicles and motorhomes than there were on Sunday, and the group had only planned to circle the ring road once.

Jennifer Anderson, 48, a CBD shop owner from Corpus Christi, Texas, said she joined the convoy to protest vaccination mandates preventing her from visiting her children and grandchildren in Canada . “It’s been two years since I broke bread with my family,” Ms Anderson said, adding she didn’t know when she would see them again.

She said she refused to receive a Covid-19 vaccine because she thought it was unsafe. (The Food and Drug Administration has fully approved vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna as safe and effective in adults.)

The main group behind the caravan, the people’s convoy, called for an end to the national emergency which was first declared by President Donald Trump in March 2020 and recently extended by President Biden. Protesters also say they want meetings with lawmakers, congressional hearings on the origin of the pandemic and an end to government vaccine and mask mandates. Many states have already reduced restrictions as reports of new coronavirus cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines at the end of February suggesting that the vast majority of Americans could stop wearing masks, and many medical experts say vaccination mandates are effective in persuading more people to get vaccinated, which they say helps prevent the spread of the virus.

Christopher Rodriguez, director of the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said Sunday that the protest did not result in major disruptions to city transportation routes. He warned, however, that it was an “unforeseeable” event. The city’s request to extend the National Guard presence was approved through Wednesday, with 249 troops and 15 heavy vehicles on site to respond to road disruptions.

The People’s Convoy was one of many groups inspired by canadian protests against the pandemic restrictions that have disrupted Ottawa, the capital, for weeks. Many members of the American group appeared to be aligned with far-right organizations and activists. On Saturday, People’s Convoy organizers shared a message of support from a prominent QAnon account on its official Telegram channel.

Mr. Brase said the group planned to meet with two Republican senators, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

Source Link

COMMENTS

Name

Africa,957,Americas,4374,Art & Culture,16176,Arts,6814,Arts & Design,1919,Asia,3599,Automobile,572,Baseball,837,Basketball,683,Books,4228,Business,5705,Celebrity,2633,Cricket,648,Crime,158,Cryptocurrency,2167,Dance,715,Defense,836,Diplomatic Relations,2496,Economy,1394,Editorial,260,Education,1515,Elections,308,Energy & Environment,3190,Entertainment,23696,Environment,3970,Europe,4557,Faith & Religion,235,Family & Life,817,Fashion & Style,3671,Finance,21884,Food & Drink,4145,Football,1311,Games,97,Gossip,10289,Health & Fitness,4496,Health Care,967,Hockey,272,Home & Garden,920,Humour,994,Latin America,49,Lifestyle,18580,Media,527,Middle East,1758,Movies,2053,Music,2979,Opinion,4081,Other,13212,Other Sports,5485,Political News,11324,Political Protests,2324,Politics,18870,Real Estate,2307,Relationship,106,Retail,3116,Science,2976,Science & Tech,11195,Soccer,383,Space & Cosmos,451,Sports,13593,Technology,3798,Tennis,729,Theater,1970,Transportation,313,Travel,2854,TV,4023,US,1568,US Sports,1481,Video News,3531,War & Conflict,1069,Weird News,998,World,18220,
ltr
item
Newsrust - US Top News: Truckers protest warrants on DS Beltway for second day
Truckers protest warrants on DS Beltway for second day
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2022/03/07/multimedia/07virus-briefing-convoy-2/07virus-briefing-convoy-2-facebookJumbo.jpg
Newsrust - US Top News
https://www.newsrust.com/2022/03/truckers-protest-warrants-on-ds-beltway.html
https://www.newsrust.com/
https://www.newsrust.com/
https://www.newsrust.com/2022/03/truckers-protest-warrants-on-ds-beltway.html
true
732247599994189300
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content