DC truck convoy plans to close Capital Beltway, organizer says: ‘Giant Boa constrictor’


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A convoy of truckers heading for Washington, D.C., later this week, plans to close the Capital Beltway to protest wide-ranging issues such as fuel prices, vaccine requirements and immigration, said the organizer.

Bob Bolus, who owns a truck parts and towing business in Scranton, Pennsylvania, told FOX5 DC he had heard hundreds of people were interested in participating in the roadway closure as a sign of protest.

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“I’ll give you an analogy of a giant boa constrictor,” Bolus said. “It squeezes you, chokes you and swallows you, and that’s what we’re gonna do the DC”

Bolus, who the station said is a longtime supporter of former President Donald Trump, said the protest would leave a lane open for emergency vehicles for safety reasons, but he could not promise that the commuters would get to work on time.

A convoy of truckers heading for Washington, D.C., later this week, plans to close the Capital Beltway to protest wide-ranging issues such as fuel prices, vaccine requirements and immigration, said the organizer.
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“We will not compromise anyone’s safety or health in any way,” Bolus said. “As for if they can’t get to work, damn it, that’s too bad.”

The caravan bills itself as a similar demonstration involving truckers, dubbed the Freedom Convoy, shut down Ottawa, Canada to protest the country’s COVID-19 mandates. Authorities had arrested 191 people there and filed 389 charges, the police announced Sunday mid-afternoon. They had also towed 99 vehicles.

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In response to the looming protests in the capital, DC police have already limited officers’ time off and placed nearly 500 officers in civil unrest units daily starting Wednesday, the station reported.

Law enforcement in the DC area told the station that police are aware of the situation and are communicating with local, state and federal partners.

Fox News’ Tyler O’Neil contributed to this report.




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