Homeland Security Issues Warning Ahead Of Trucker Convoy


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned U.S. law enforcement and public safety officials that a trucker convoy protest may begin in California on Super Bowl Sunday and end in Washington D.C. by late March.

The warning was issued nationwide on Tuesday telling authorities that 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.

The DHS is concerned that a trucker convoy in the U.S. could “severely disrupt transportation, the federal government, and law enforcement operations through gridlock and potential counterprotests,” an official said

A trucker convoy in Canada recently 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.

According to the DHS, at this time the protests are “purely aspirational” and have only been discussed online. But DHS said 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 working to “figure out what to do” should the convoy actually take place.

“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 said in a statement. “DHS will continue to share timely and actionable information with the public.”

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