Truckers Plan Own Shutdown on DC Beltway
They'll fill 3 lanes over alleged Constitutional violations
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2013 8:30 AM CDT
Truckers are planning a Beltway-blocking protest.   (Taina Sohlman/Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Protesting truckers are planning a shutdown of their own—on Washington's beltway. Starting on Friday morning, they intend to fill the road "three lanes deep" with tractor-trailers, an organizer of "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" tells US News and World Report. In a demonstration against what they view as violations of the Constitution, planners like Earl Conlon are calling for "the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office." Their grievances include truckers' wages, industry regulations, and NSA spying, the Hill reports.

They're also accusing President Obama of treason for allegedly putting weapons in the hands of rebels with ties to al-Qaeda. Organizers have received some 3,000 RSVPs, says one. Moving at the 55mph speed limit, they'll leave a lane open for emergency vehicles; vehicles with "T2SDA," or "Truckers to Shut Down America," displayed will also be allowed to pass. "Everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out," says Conlon. A Facebook page for the event has more than 55,000 "likes."

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richnc
Oct 9, 2013 2:46 PM CDT
That makes so little sense. Screw up the whole East Coast to get back at Congress who doesn't Care.
sick-of-dumb-aces
Oct 8, 2013 10:01 PM CDT
RIH ON TRUCKERS I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU ALL GODS SPEED
Ed_LV
Oct 8, 2013 7:33 PM CDT
Slavery was legal once, lets bring that back. It was a law too, right?