Truckers plan 3-day slow down on DC Beltway to protest shutdown
WASHINGTON — Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11 as part of the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.
A Georgia trucker handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway “three lanes deep” as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.
The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, the truck driver said, but “everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out.” The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.
D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have “T2SDA” – an acronym for the event’s original name, “Truckers to Shut Down America” – written on their vehicle.
Read more: U.S. News & World Report