Several Trucker Convoys Expected in DC Area This Week With Goal of Shutting Down the Beltway, First One Expected Today Fails to Materialize

The first of several trucker convoys headed to the DC area this week is expected to arrive today.

Protest organizer Bob Bolus of Scranton, PA,  almost called his convoy off this morning when only a handful of trucks showed up at the starting point, but ultimately decided to proceed as scheduled around 10:30am, according to Kevin Lewis from ABC7.

The convoys aim to shut down the Capital Beltway in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and are inspired by the several weeks long “Freedom Covoy” protests that occurred in Ottawa, Canada.

The Pentagon has approved 700 National Guard personnel to be deployed to help control traffic, according to CBS News.

A second convoy is scheduled to leave from California on Friday with the goal of reaching DC on March 1. According to organizers, “This freedom rally will stand united and peaceful— until we can celebrate ALL states lifted mandates and ALL children free of masks and dictation. We will remain peaceful and God fearing the entire duration of our rally!”

Drivers are advised to avoid I-495 and seek alternate routes during this time.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

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