More than 1000 large-rig trucks, pickups, SUVs, and passenger cars circling the Capital Beltway for 64 miles on Monday to protest vaccine mandates.
There weren’t any traffic jams. The protesters allowed other vehicles on the highway but stayed in the right-hand lanes throughout the whole circuit.
Despite government and media expectations that the convoy would turn violent, protesters have shown no desire to disrupt Washington traffic nor take part in violent demonstrations.
Brian Brase stated that some protesters wanted to march in the city. But, it is important to resist those who want to show that they are violent, racist, and right-wing extremists.
Washington Post: The group started its protest with two loops on the Beltway on Sunday. However, organizer Brian Brase said that they do not plan to extend the demonstration beyond this route. He acknowledged, however, that there was a portion of the convoy that wants to travel into Washington.
Brase said Monday that “a lot” of people wanted him to use certain words and direct convoys in a particular direction during a meeting. He promised to listen.
The support on the Beltway was overwhelming, and the convoy was a success despite the virtual media blackout
The convoy included approximately 130 large rigs and more than a thousand vehicles.
The sign read “Farmers and Truckers for Freedom” and featured a teal hairstyle with American flags flying behind. The sign was followed by hundreds of pickup trucks, cars, and other vehicles. Each vehicle carried different slogans like “Don’t Trample On Me.” ”
The speed of trucks was between 20 and 50 mph.
Brase will be accompanied by other drivers. Ron Johnson (R.Wisc. Ted Cruz(R. Texas), Tuesday’s topic was the government’s response to pandemics.
Brase said, “obviously there’s a natural disturbance.” We plan to do one lap on each of the two lanes in order to get back here before rush hour or another similar time.
Think of any “social justice” protestor concerned about disrupting rush hour.