The People’s Convoy from CA to DC: all you need to know
The US People’s Convoy is starting the route to the nation’s capital. Initially, the Convoy movement originated in Canada on January 17th in response to the new federal vaccine mandate that came into effect for cross-border truck drivers on January 15th. The new rule requires unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers that return to Canada to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate for 14 days. Additionally, the new federal mandate will also not allow unvaccinated foreign national truck drivers to cross the border into Canada. January 22nd, the same mandate came into force in the US. Experts warn that both of these mandates are causing even more disruptions to the supply chain of both countries, inflating the prices further.
The protest started by Canadian truck drivers has quickly grown into an international movement, with Convoys organized all over the globe, including Brazil, Argentina, USA, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sweden, UK, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Czechia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and other countries. Worldwide, the protesters demand an end to all COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.
According to the official press release, the convoy will kick off on February 23 from Adelanto Stadium in Southern California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The organizers invite truckers and all other supporters to arrive anytime after 12 pm on February 22 to stage. The kickoff rally is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. on February 23rd.
“The last 23 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a rough road for all Americans to travel: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and – not least – financially. With the advent of the vaccine and workable therapeutic agents, along with the hard work of so many sectors that contributed to declining COVID-19 cases and severity of illness, it is now time to re-open the country. To that end, it’s time for elected officials to work with the blue-collar and white-collar workers of America and restore accountability and liberty – by lifting all mandates and ending the state of emergency – as COVID is well-in-hand now, and Americans need to get back to work in a free and unrestricted manner,” the Convoy organizers said in the statement.
The US Convoy positions itself as a non-partisan “peaceful and unified transcontinental, law-abiding movement.” Some of the supporters include Dr. Pierre Kory along with other doctors of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), lawyers Tom Renz and Joey Gilbert (Gubernatorial candidate – Nevada), pastors Rob McCoy and Rick Brown of Godspeak Church, as well as a number of organizations, such as The Unity Project, The America Project, Advocates for Citizens’ Rights, U.S. Freedom Flyers, Children’s Health Defense, The American Foundation for Civil Liberties & Freedom and others.
The announced route is as follows:
Day 1: Wednesday, February 23
Morning – Depart Adelanto Stadium, CA
Evening – Arrive in Kingman, AZ for overnight stay
Day 2: Thursday, February 24
Morning – Depart Kingman, AZ head east on I-40, toward Lupton, AZ
Evening – Arrive in Lupton, AZ for overnight stay
Day 3: Friday, February 25
Morning – Depart Lupton, AZ on I-40 eastbound thru New Mexico
Evening – Arrive in Glenrio, TX for overnight stay
Day 4: Saturday, February 26
Morning – Depart Glenrio, TX
Evening – Arrive in Elk City, OK area for overnight stay
Day 5: Sunday, February 27
Morning – Depart Elk City, OK area
Evening – Arrive in Vinita, OK area for overnight stay
Day 6: Monday, February 28
Morning – Depart Vinita, OK area
Evening – Arrive in Sullivan, MO area for overnight stay
Day 7: Tuesday, March 1
Morning – Depart Sullivan, MO area
Evening – Arrive in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay
Day 8: Wednesday, March 2
Morning – Depart Indianapolis, IN area
Evening – Pause for rest in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay
Day 9: Thursday, March 3
Morning – Depart Indianapolis, IN area
Evening – Arrive in Cambridge, OH area for overnight stay
Day 10: Friday, March 4
Morning – Depart Cambridge, OH area
Evening – Arrive in Hagerstown, MD area for overnight stay
Day 11: Saturday, March 5
Morning – Depart Hagerstown, MD area
Evening – Arrive in the DC Beltway area
According to the organizers, the People’s Convoy will abide by agreements with local authorities and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will not be going into DC.
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