DC METRO POLICE DISRUPT TRAFFIC FLOW BY BLOCKING OFFRAMPS AND ENTRY-POINTS INTO THE U.S. CAPITAL, BLAMES THE PEOPLE’S CONVOY
The People’s Convoy | March 17, 2022
Despite continued coordination with law enforcement, The People’s Convoy has been denied entrance to DC and has been threatened to be arrested
Washington, DC (March 17, 2022) – The People’s Convoy continues to meet with lawmakers as they stage outside of DC, working to restore our country’s freedoms and liberties while demanding government accountability. Most recently, organizers met with Congressman Jim Jordan and Josh Hawley in DC on Monday. Since arriving in Maryland on March 3, The People’s Convoy has been working daily with law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe and peaceful convoy around the DC beltway. During these daily, in-person meetings our leadership discloses the routes that the convoy intends to take the following day.
Despite the convoy’s active, transparent and daily communication with special agents from both the Metropolitan DC Police Department and the Maryland State Police Department, the DC Metro Police have blocked all entrances into the US Capital for the past two days. This blocking of offramps with plow vehicles and barricades has caused traffic delays and frustration for all drivers. Further, it is a deliberate abuse of power, as law enforcement strips hard working, tax paying citizens of their constitutional right to peacefully travel on tax payer-funded streets in our nation’s capital in the exercise of our first amendment right to petition an abusive government.
“Every American has a constitutional right to peacefully protest and visit our nation’s capital,” said Brian Brase, co-organizer of The People’s Convoy. “We have circled the beltway for the past two weeks in a law-abiding demonstration of solidarity with the American people without incident. Threatening arrest and blocking access to DC is not going to stop us from making our voices heard. If we can’t come to them, this is an open invitation to any lawmaker, any government official in the White House or on Capitol Hill to join us here in Hagerstown and hear the demands of the people you work for.”
Calling out the hypocrisy of millions of people illegally entering our southern border, while law enforcement denies freedom-loving America’s access to DC, Tucker Carlson talked about the People’s Convoy in his opening commentary on the March 15 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“Meanwhile, in our country, a convoy of American citizens dared to peacefully protest their own government as they assume the constitution guaranteed them the right to do and yet they have been blocked unconstitutionally from entering their own capital city.
It’s not just truckers who are banned from entering Washington, D.C., it’s everyone. D.C. police somehow were allowed to block off many exits yesterday to drivers for more than two hours. This is the same city that rewarded violent Black Lives Matter protesters with a mural.
So maybe you’re for that, maybe you’re not, but in normal times, that would be a big story because our constitutional rights are wrapped up in it and we should be debating what the limits of those rights are, how much power our politicians have, how much power we want them to have, but we’re not…” [excerpt from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary, March 15]
The People’s Convoy truckers will not be circling the beltway on Thursday, March 17 due to weather concerns, but plans to continue the regular published routes as more truckers and other freedom-loving Americans join the convoy. Organizers will continue to meet with lawmakers and stay in the DC area until meaningful change and government accountability has been met.
To date, the People’s Convoy has met with the following elected officials:
- U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
- U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
- U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
- U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA)
- U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL)
- U.S. Representative Eric “Rick” Crawford (R-AR)
- U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
- U.S. Representative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
- PA State Senator Doug Mastriano
- Mayor of City of Adelanto, CA Gabriel Reyes
- Mayor of Monrovia, IN Tom Adams
- Mayor of City of Tucumcari, NM Ruth Ann Litchfield
- The Navajo Nation’s Vice President and Congressional Candidate Myron Lizor
- Multiple State Attorneys General
- U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger, (R-TN) will meet in Hagerstown 9:00am speedway, Friday March 18
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