DHS says trucker protests could start in US during the Super Bowl

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The Freedom Convoy is a trucker-led protest in Ottawa against COVID-19 vaccine requirements for truckers to re-enter Canada introduced by the government on Jan. 15, 2022.

By Sebastian Hughes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned U.S. law enforcement and public safety officials that a trucker convoy protest similar to the one taking place in Ottawa, Canada, could begin on American soil on Feb. 13, the day of the Super Bowl, Yahoo News reported.

The warning, which was distributed nationwide on Tuesday, told authorities the DHS “has received reports of a convoy of truckers planning to potentially block roads in major metropolitan cities in the United States in protest of, among other things, vaccine mandates for truck drivers,” according to senior law enforcement officials and documents obtained by Yahoo News.

The DHS cautioned that a trucker convoy in the U.S. could “severely disrupt transportation, federal government, and law enforcement operations through gridlock and potential counterprotests,” Yahoo News reported. The agency reportedly said the truckers plan to start in California and end in Washington, D.C., by late March.

The Canadian protesters shut down a bridge that serves as one of the busiest international border crossings between the U.S. and Canada on Monday after the mayor of Ottawa declared a state of emergency on Feb. 6.

The DHS message notes the protests currently appear to be “purely aspirational” as the plans are only being discussed online, Yahoo News reported. Despite this, a DHS official told Yahoo News that a domestic convoy is a “real concern” that’s looking to “follow the Canadian model and shut down Washington.”

The official said law enforcement agencies are conducting calls and planning sessions to “figure out what to do” if the plans become a reality.

“We have not observed specific calls for violence within the United States associated with this convoy, and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe,” a DHS spokesperson told Yahoo News in a statement. “DHS will continue to share timely and actionable information with the public.”

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6 thoughts on “DHS says trucker protests could start in US during the Super Bowl

  1. One of the most counterproductive things people can do for their cause is to illegally block streets and cause others who are completely innocent to suffer. We saw this during the summer of 2020 with Black Lives Matter protests in Montpelier, White River Jct. and elsewhere where they succeeded primarily in getting people who needed to be somewhere for their jobs and families very upset.

    People indeed in this Republic have the right to gather and peacefully protest, but when they illegally infringe on the rights of others, they should be arrested and held accountable not matter what their cause.

  2. GO TO GAB.COM for Incredible live footage of truckers/Canadians/children/families all standing strong! GAB, the last free speech social platform!

  3. I would not mind if every trucker nation wide took 2 or 3 weeks off. it would be the fasted way to give the commies a message about who is important. And the wokes without food in stores and gas at stations, will also get the message. We are tried of their crap.

  4. I’m with Frank..
    Make DC a parking lot- they can leave it that way until the trucks rot there as far as I’m concerned.

  5. As the Canadian Ezra Levant has said, the protest if frightening Biden and that may cause the end of it all.
    From the article:
    Biden gets the CDC to announce that The Science™️ has evolved again, and St. Fauci now says truckers don’t need to be vaccinated to cross the border. Biden’s policies are working so well, they can be retired already! Biden is a friend of the working man!

    You can’t have a cross-border vaccine mandate in one direction. Biden will move, Trudeau will follow. He’ll say it was for Canada-U.S. relations, and that it wasn’t because of those racist, sexist, Nazi truckers.

    But of course, it will be. And everyone will know it.


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