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A lone bicyclist appeared to block the truck convoy congregating in the Washington, DC area on Saturday in protest of COVID-19 restrictions across the country.
Video posted to social media shows an unidentified person cycling at a slow speed in the middle of a single lane, forcing all other trucks behind them to slow down.
The person looks straight ahead at the road as truck drivers honk angrily.—philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 19, 2022
A driver stopped next to the cyclist.
“Hey, what are you doing? You’ve got a bunch of trucks behind you,” the driver asks the bicyclist, who pulls closer to the car to hear them.
The driver repeats the question, but the cyclist rejects it because “it’s too loud”.
“I can’t hear you,” the cyclist said to the driver. Then the cyclist looks away from the driver and continues in the middle of the lane.
The convoy drove from Adelanto, California, to Washington, DC, to protest pandemic restrictions such as mask wearing. The protest was inspired by Canada’s “Freedom Convoy” that took place earlier this year. Participants in the Canadian convoy at the time demanded that the government lift all COVID-19 mandates.
Even before it arrived, the DC trucker convoy caught the attention of some of the country’s top officials. For example, last month the Ministry of Defense decided to deploy nearly 700 members of the National Guard to facilitate traffic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she felt “confidence” that the Capitol would be safe for the convoy’s arrival.
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