They intend to support a similar movement in Canada.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned law enforcement agencies about truck drivers preparing protests in the country against mandatory vaccination against the new coronavirus in support of a similar movement in Canada. This was reported by The Hill newspaper.

“The Department of Homeland Security has received reports that truck drivers are potentially planning to block roads in major U.S. cities in protest against, among other things, mandatory vaccination,” the publication quotes the corresponding memorandum of the Department of Homeland Security . According to the agency, protests may begin in California in mid-February, from there a convoy of trucks will head to Washington, and drivers from Canada can join it.

“If hundreds of trucks gather in a large metropolis, there is a possibility of serious disruption of transport, the work of the federal government, the work of commercial facilities and emergency services due to traffic jams and possible retaliatory protests,” the DHS believes.

The Washington police said that they are aware of potential actions “that may take place in the metropolitan region <…> on March 1,” but at the moment, law enforcement agencies have not received any official applications for such events. “As always <…>, the police will monitor, evaluate and plan accordingly,” the police spokesman added.

A protest action initiated by Canadian truckers began in Ottawa in front of the country’s parliament building on January 29. The demonstrators demand that federal and regional authorities lift all restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar actions took place over the weekend in Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.

In addition, since the end of January, the Canadian-American border has been blocked at one of the checkpoints between the province of Alberta and the state of Montana. On Monday, trucks blocked traffic on the Ambassador Bridge connecting the Canadian Windsor (Ontario) and the American Detroit (Michigan). The Windsor authorities have already requested additional law enforcement forces from the federal authorities. Up to 25% of all cargo from the USA to Canada passes through this bridge.