Feb 23, 2022

US trucker convoys prompt National Guard deployment in Washington

The US is to deploy hundreds of unarmed National Guard troops to Washington ahead of the arrival of trucker convoys protesting against pandemic restrictions. The US trucker convoys aim to replicate recent trucker protests in Canada, which paralysed the capital Ottawa. Last week the US Capitol Police said several trucker convoys were planning to converge on Washington around the time of President Biden's State of the Union address on 1 March. The convoys follow protests by Canadian truckers that blocked a bridge linking Windsor, Ontario, with the US state of Michigan - the busiest border crossing between the US and Canada. The protests began with a truck convoy heading to Ottawa to oppose a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border, but eventually became about a broader opposition to pandemic restrictions and Mr Trudeau's government.

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