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US Capitol braces for protest convoys – RT World News

The Department of Homeland Security warned that Canadian-style truck protesters were heading towards the capital

United States Capitol Police have tightened security in Washington, DC in preparation for a series of truck convoys during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, which are due to protest Covid restrictions -19 and vaccine mandates in the style of Ottawa’s “freedom convoy”. ‘.

In a statement on Friday, the United States Capitol Police said law enforcement in the area was “aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, D.C. during the State of the Union era.”

“As with any protest, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity,” police swore, adding, however, that they were working with the DC Metropolitan Police Department, the US Secret Service and the National Guard, among others, to tighten security.

US Capitol braces for protest convoys – RT World News

According to a NewsNation report, which cites unnamed sources, “specialized units” will be activated in Washington, DC starting Tuesday, while approximately 500 officers per day will be available to respond to protests.

The outlet also reported that district police canceled officers’ leave between February 22 and March 5 in preparation for the protests.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memo this month saying protesters were “potentially plans to block roads in major metropolitan cities across the United States to protest, among other things, vaccination mandates.”

US Capitol braces for protest convoys – RT World News

“The convoy will potentially begin in California as early as mid-February, potentially impacting the Super Bowl scheduled for February 13 and the State of the Union address scheduled for March 1,” the alleged grade.

Canadian truckers have been protesting in Ottawa against Covid-19 restrictions and mandates since late last month. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers in response this week and Ottawa police used force to quell protesters, arresting dozens on Friday.

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