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‘Freedom Convoy’ spinoff arrives in Md. with about 1,000 vehicles and unclear plans
HAGERSTOWN — They drove pickup trucks, RVs, 18-wheelers and minivans, some making a 2,500-mile journey from Southern California. More joined as the convoy passed through Amarillo, Tex., or rallied at a farm equipment supplier in Monrovia, Ind. And others came in Friday, as about 1,000 vehicles converged at a speedway in Hagerstown, Md., under the rallying cry of “freedom.”
The truckers and supporters are now the closest they have been to the nation’s capital, where they want to hold lawmakers “accountable” for the government’s pandemic responses. But it’s not clear what they will do next to accomplish their goals.
On Friday night, Brian Brase, a convoy organizer, looked out at a crowd, some dressed in red-white-and-blue beanies and waving American flags, and told them to celebrate the distance they had traveled. But they would have to wait longer to learn their final destination and what to do when they get there.
Source: Baltimore Sun
District officials say the trucker-protesters, which include semis, RVs, pickup trucks and passenger cars, have a First Amendment right to protest, but not to disrupt.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Byrd
Why does anyone ever need to justify their reason to exercise their 1st Amendment rights?
The American Freedom Convoy, begun a week ago in Portland, Oregon (...)
(...) One of the groups held a rally in Nashville on Thursday with more than 2,000 people attending