WASHINGTON IS TARGETED BY CALIFORNIAN TRUCKERS
Anti-Restriction Protesters Head to Washington
Following the example of what happened in Canada and the truck march on Ottawa, other countries such as France, the United Kingdom and Italy have been inspired to join in. Now the Americans are joining this protest movement.
A few hundred truckers and demonstrators opposed to the health measures implemented against Covid-19 in the United States gathered this Wednesday in Southern California to form a “convoy” towards the American capital, 4,200 km away.
The organizers of this “people’s convoy”, supported by many conservative anti-vaccine and anti-mask organizations, planned to arrive on the outskirts of the capital Washington on March 5 for a show of force.
“It is time to reopen the country”, they proclaim on their website, where the number of donations received reached today more than 460.000 dollars, according to these emulators of the Canadian demonstrators who, after a similar convoy, blocked the capital Ottawa for more than three weeks.
The rejection of COVID-19 vaccines and masking has become a dividing line in American society, if not a political marker.
Several Republican governors have used the protection of individual liberties as a reason for instituting mask bans in their states.