A large trucker convoy that has been stationed the past few days in Hagerstown, MD have said they plan on driving around Washington, DC and shut down the beltway beginning today.
A convoy leader told The Washington Post that the truckers plan to leave Hagerstown at 9:30am Sunday morning and will loop the beltway twice at the minimum legal speed.
The convoy intends to repeat this each day this week until the group’s demands are met, according to the article. It is unclear at this time exactly what those demands are.
The convoy plans to shut down the Capital Beltway in protest of COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates, and are inspired by the several weeks long “Freedom Covoy” protests that occurred in Ottawa, Canada last month.
Several readers have reached out and told us that the protest is not specifically about COVID-19 mandates, but also high gas prices, Biden, the 2020 election, freedom, and “globalists”.
It is unclear if the convoy will actually attempt to enter DC.
We will be posting updates throughout the day.
#BREAKING: #TruckerConvoy has departed #HagerstownMD Speedway towards DC, after a fuel stop plan to circle beltway twice, with smaller group entering the district at some point #BreakingNews @nbcwashington
— ʙʀᴀᴅ ꜰʀᴇɪᴛᴀꜱ (@Chopper4Brad) March 6, 2022