The Freedom Convoy, an anti-vaccine mandate convoy of trucks that recently closed down Ottawa, Canada may be headed to the United States just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The recently issued DHS warning argues that the potential convoy may “severely disrupt transportation,” along with “law enforcement operations” and the “federal government” via “gridlock and potential counter protests.”
The federal homeland security agency has ostensibly obtained various reports suggesting that a massive convoy of truckers intends to block the roads transversing several major urban centers across the United States to protest “the vaccine mandates for truckers,” amongst several other concerns.
One of the leaders of the American convoy, Brian Base, recently announced on Facebook that protests would commence imminently across the nation.
“Can’t wait,” Base declared on February 7, “See you soon, California.”
“United we stand, divided we fall!” he added, “hope to see you all in Coachella,” in reference to a major music festival set to take place during the spring.
On Tuesday’s various lawmakers across Canada demonstrated increased concerns that truckers’ demonstrations would have an adverse impact on the economy. These concerns were amplified after the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest land border crossing between the United States and Canada, became partially blocked by the Freedom Convoy.
The bridge, which connects Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, disabled traffic from entry to Canada, though some American-bound traffic continued to move along the bridge. According to Marco Mendicino, the Public Safety Minister, the bridge constitutes “one of the most important border crossings in the world.”
The Ambassador Bridge handles approximately 25 percent of the trade between the United States and Canada.
The concentration of protestors are currently in Ottawa, where daily demonstrates have utilized several hundred parked trucks in order to disable traffic throughout the capital for over ten days. However, the protestors have declared that they will not leave from Ottawa until all the COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates are lifted by the federal government.
In addition, France has also reported a new anti-vaccine mandate convoy, with the Daily Mail reporting the French Freedom Convoy is known as “convoi de la liberte.”
On Wednesday, approximately 200 protestors began assembling in Nice, which is located on the Mediterranean coast of France. Multiple protestors displayed Canadian flags in a nod to the movement started across the Atlantic.
Back in the Americas, Canadian truckers may also drive south to Washington, D.C.