Report: American Truckers Set To Launch Their Own ‘Freedom Convoy’ As Police Crackdown On Canadian Protesters Gets Underway
American truckers are reportedly in the final planning stages for their very own ‘freedom convoy’ to Washington, D.C. over the next couple of weeks.
Fox News reports that The Great American Patriot Project is actively soliciting for truckers to join their convoy, which is currently planning on routes generating from Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, as well as Fresno, California.
The group is also seeking contributions and volunteers for the event which is scheduled to end on March 6 in Washington where participants will meet with “a congressional welcome committee to discuss policy changes.”
“They don’t want to deal with these mandates and it’s kind of a way to stand up for all the American people against it,” a spokesperson for the PAC said of the American truckers.
All of the project’s routes are slated to begin in the early days of March.
Another effort dubbed “The People’s Convoy” is set to start in California on February 23rd, according to Newsweek.
UNITED IN PURPOSE: US’ own ‘Freedom Convoy’ forming to take fight against COVID mandates to Biden’s front door https://t.co/l8xI0DQSFT
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 18, 2022
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Are The Americans Coming?
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A ‘Freedom Convoy’ of American truckers would represent a sort of baton passing from the amazing patriots that have held firm against government overreach in Canada for weeks now.
Unfortunately, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked ’emergency powers’ designed to combat terrorism in order to crack down on the peaceful protesters, allowing him to clear vehicles by having them towed and even freezing the bank accounts of protesters.
On Thursday, Canadian “Freedom Convoy” leader Tamara Lich was arrested by police in Ottawa according to various online reports.
BREAKING— #FreedomConvoy organizer Tamara Lich has been arrested by @OttawaPolice pic.twitter.com/cK9CadOPaR
— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) February 18, 2022
Lich is expected to be charged criminally. She posted a video hours before the arrest anticipating what was coming but noting she is “ready” and “not afraid.”
The Canadian trucker clear-out has accelerated Friday morning with police in Ottawa arresting demonstrators and clearing out the streets.
Tow truck drivers have reportedly arrived under police escort and have set about working to remove the trucks, campers, and other vehicles in the area.
Police have started towing vehicles on Nicholas. Many of the tow truck drivers are wearing full face coverings and the logos on the tow trucks have been covered. pic.twitter.com/OsS6jbrRAA
— Annie Bergeron-Oliver (@AnnieClaireBO) February 18, 2022
Some protesters obeyed orders from police while others blared their horns or were heard singing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the prime minister’s office, according to Fox News.
“Some protesters are surrendering and are being arrested. We ask protesters to remain peaceful and lawful,” Ottawa police said in an alert.
There is a large police presence on Nicholas Street, protesters are being advised to leave immediately. Some protesters are surrendering and are being arrested. We ask protesters to remain peaceful and lawful.
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) February 18, 2022
While the Canadian trucker crackdown is ongoing, journalists are being banned from the area and unable to report on or witness the events currently transpiring.
All media who are attending the area, please keep a distance and stay out of police operations for your safety. Anyone found within areas undergoing enforcement may be subject to arrest. There will be a media availability later today at 474 Elgin Street. #ottnews
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) February 18, 2022
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Support for an American Convoy
A new Rasmussen Reports poll indicates Americans strongly side with the ‘Freedom Convoy’ and would support a similar effort on this side of the border.
The survey shows 59 percent of respondents support the convoy, including 42 percent who “strongly support” it.
By a 57 to 35 percent margin, Americans think truckers in the United States should organize their own effort.
Do you support trucker convoy?
60% yes / 30% no
Should Trudeau end COVID restrictions?
55% yes / 29% no
Should the US have a trucker protest?
57% yes / 35% no#breakingpoll@JustinTrudeau #CanadaTruckers pic.twitter.com/PI1fnrd0bm
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) February 15, 2022
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has voiced his support for such an effort.
“I’m all for it,” he said. “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights to you name it. Peaceful protest, clog things up, make people think about the mandates.”
“I hope the truckers do come to America,” says @RandPaul. “I hope they clog up cities.”
New interview on COVID tyranny and civil disobedience with Dr. Rand Paul dropping shortly via @DailySignal! pic.twitter.com/b5EDvsUloy
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) February 10, 2022
Paul, a long-time critic of mask or vaccine mandates added, “I hope the truckers do come to America, and I hope they clog up cities.”