The US "Freedom Convoy" is heading to Washington DC with 1,000 truck drivers involved to protest COVID-19 mandates
American truck drivers followed their Canadian colleagues in their Freedom Convoy against COVID-19 restrictions and organized their own run through the country heading to Washington D.C. with a message: "Government has forgotten its place."
The US “People’s Convoy” protest, set up by Brian Brase and Maureen Steele, is to depart in late February aiming to block DC protesting against the government unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.
About 1,000 trucks are going to be participating in the protest.
"This is about our rights, as well as the freedom of future generations," organizers of the convoy wrote on Facebook. "It's not about political parties, but more so about a government that has forgotten its place and has no regard for our founding fathers' instructions."
"We have been able to really garner some of the best and brightest on our team to make sure that this convoy goes off without a hitch," Steele said. "We have a logistics specialist, tacticians, we're ensuring we have fuel. We've brought on Exemplar Financial, which has seven offices throughout the country with lawyers and accountants that are overseeing our fundraising to make sure that's buttoned up."
"Canada needs our help and we're standing with Canada," Brase said in a video on Facebook Tuesday. "Don't forget that in the United States we're standing up to end the Emergency Powers Act, which ultimately would end the mandates."