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Trucker Convoy: We’re Coming Back To Occupy DC

The Daily Beast reports: The so-called People’s Convoy is en route back to the Washington, D.C. area. But this time around, they hope to occupy the city instead of merely circling on the Beltway. “We are not doing circles around D.C. again,” the trucker who goes by the alias “Mug Pig” said during a Thursday YouTube stream. “Hopefully, when we …

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Hannity Condemns Texas Trucker Blockade [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: SEAN HANNITY (HOST): More tonight about our Texas Governor Abbott, he is taking another stand for border security after pledging to send all illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., so Joe can take care of them. He’s now requiring that tractor-trailer trucks be inspected before they enter Texas from Mexico. In response, the truckers are lashing …

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DC Trucker Convoy Gives Up After Weeks Of Nothing

The Daily Beast reports: Three weeks after the so-called “People’s Convoy” landed in Washington, D.C., the group is calling it quits after accomplishing nothing except injuring residents and circling the Beltway. Co-organizer Mike Landis announced Sunday night that the group would pack its things up in the coming days and drive back to California. From claiming that average D.C. residents …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Lone Cyclist Stymies DC Trucker Convoy

Slate reports: Traffic continued to be disrupted on Saturday in the Washington, D.C. area as a convoy of trucks continued their protests against pandemic restrictions around the nation’s capital. But over the weekend, the convoy appears to at least temporarily have been brought to a crawl by a single slow-moving cyclist. Another video posted on Twitter shows a driver going …

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Ted Cruz Rides In Lead Truck Of Convoy To DC [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Republican US Senator Ted Cruz visited the “People’s Convoy” in Maryland, even riding along in the lead vehicle and waving to protesters. Mr Cruz met with the convoy organisers earlier this week, and joined the truckers on Thursday near their encampment in Hagerstown, Maryland. During his visit, Mr Cruz rode in the passenger seat of the convoy’s …

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Cruz And Ron Johnson To Meet With Trucker Convoy

The Hill reports: Republican Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) will meet with truckers from the “People’s Convoy” protest movement on Tuesday “to discuss the harmful effects of President Biden’s vaccine mandates,” they said Monday. The convoy, which has staked out in the Washington, D.C., area since last week, is calling for an “end the State of Emergency …

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DC Trucker Convoy Fizzles Again For Second Day

The New York Times reports: A convoy of truckers and other supporters circled the capital on the Beltway for a second day on Monday, protesting Covid-19 mandates and hoping to attract attention from lawmakers. Brian Brase, a convoy organizer, told participants that the convoy would again avoid entering Washington, D.C. He stressed that the protesters did not want to spur …

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Trucker Convoy Falls Apart In Regular DC Beltway Traffic

The Washington Post reports: An armada of drivers calling themselves the “People’s Convoy” is circling the Beltway at a deliberately slow speed Sunday as an act of protest against pandemic restrictions. Organizers said their goal was to be a “huge pain.” But though the convoy of hundreds of trucks, cars and SUVs started out moving in a formation that stretched …

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Today: Trucker Convoy To Choke Traffic On DC Beltway

The Washington Post reports: Organizers of the “People’s Convoy” say they are planning to circle their armada of trucks, cars and SUVs around the Beltway on Sunday morning and into the workweek at the minimum speed limit to slow traffic and get their message to lawmakers. Brian Brase, a convoy organizer, said in an interview late Saturday that the plan …

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Anti-Vax Trucker Convoy Assembles Outside Of DC

CNN reports: Convoy groups led by American truckers are making their way toward the nation’s capital to demand an end to all Covid-19 mandates and restrictions. The protesters, with members coming from at least three individual convoy groups, are expected to arrive in Washington, DC, throughout the upcoming weekend. Organizers told CNN the protest will be tame and “lawful,” and …

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DC Trucker Welcome Rally Is Humiliating Flop [VIDEO]

The Washingtonian reports: A rally on the Washington Monument grounds Tuesday to support trucker convoys has drawn a minuscule crowd so far. About 20 people are in attendance, Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages reports from the scene, as well as a similar number of people who are there to cover the event. The rally was organized by Kyle Sefcik, an MMA …

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Capitol Fence To Return Ahead Of Biden’s SOTU Speech

Politico reports: The Hill’s police department confirmed Sunday that some perimeter fencing would be reinstalled around the Capitol days before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and expected protests in Washington, D.C. “Out of an abundance of caution, and in conjunction with the United States Secret Service, a plan has been approved to put up the inner-perimeter fence …

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Inbound DC Trucker Convoy

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: If you believe the hollowing-out-their-legacy media, Washington is about to be overrun with a dangerous truckers’ protest imitating Canada’s Freedom Convoy. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assumed unprecedented emergency powers to ruthlessly suppress the mostly peaceful truckers’ protest against vaccine mandates and other government overreach. Somehow, desk reporters tried to make …

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Anti-Vax Covidiot Convoy Departs California For DC

Mediaite reports: The “People’s Convoy” of American truckers inspired by protesters from Canada’s Freedom Convoy left California Wednesday, en route to Washington, D.C. as a large group of National Guard troops awaits them. Truckers have been organizing in several locations, but the California group seems to be by far the most organized. Convoy organizer Maureen Steele told Newmax TV last …

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Justin Trudeau Revokes Emergencies Act: It’s Over

CTV News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will take steps to end the use of the Emergencies Act after it was invoked just over a week ago in response to the ongoing trucker convoy blockades and protests. Trudeau made the announcement alongside Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Justice Minister David Lametti, Public Safety Minister …

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Canada To Covidiots: You Can’t Dissolve Govt By Email

The CBC reports: The office of Governor General Mary Simon is telling Canadians that they can’t dissolve the federal government simply by contacting her office. Rideau Hall issued what it called the “important message” Tuesday evening on Twitter. “The Office of the Secretary of the Governor General is aware that misinformation encouraging citizens to contact the Governor General or our …

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Pentagon To Deploy National Guard Ahead Of Convoys

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request Tuesday from the District of Columbia government and the U.S. Capitol Police, the Pentagon said in a …

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DC-Bound Truckers To Demand “Justice For Ashli”

Penn Live reports: On Wednesday, a convoy of an undetermined number of truckers is set to leave Scranton and head for the nation’s capital by way of Harrisburg, where the first of many grievances will be aired. “We are going to let our voices be heard,” said Bob Bolus, a Scranton-area trucking parts and towing service business owner who is …

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National Guard May Deploy Against DC Trucker Convoy

Politico reports: The Pentagon said Tuesday it is considering a request to deploy the National Guard to provide assistance ahead of trucker protests that could halt traffic around the nation’s capital as soon as this week. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the department received a request for Guard support from the U.S. Capitol Police and the D.C. government, but …

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Judge Denies Bail For Ottawa Blockade Organizer

CTV News reports: Tamara Lich, one of the most visible organizers behind protests against COVID-19 restrictions and the Liberal government near Parliament Hill, was denied bail Tuesday. Justice Julie Bourgeois said the convoy’s effect on the community was immense and she felt Lich was obstinate and disingenuous in her responses to the court. “I cannot be reassured that if I …

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