An unidentified member of the “Individuals’s Convoy,” a cell protest towards vaccine mandates impressed by Canada’s Freedom Convoy, introduced that he and the truckers’ motion will tar and feather the Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.
On the finish of February, a bunch of American truckers set off on an 11-day convoy from California to the nation’s capital to carry a protest demanding that every one COVID 19-related mandates are lifted throughout the nation. However their calls for develop past the pandemic, as they urge “Freedom Convoy 2022.”
In a video captured by The Daily Beast, a brand new purpose was declared when the “Individuals’s Convoy’s” group organizer Mike Landis handed the microphone to a speaker throughout one in every of its day by day morning conferences. The speaker, who’s unidentified, tells a crowd to “take again” the mural that includes the phrases “Black Lives Matter,” positioned alongside a two-block space of 16th Avenue NW in Downtown DC.
“What’s going to occur up right here in D.C., Black Lives Matter Avenue, we’re going to take it again. All that paint’s coming off that road,” the speaker stated. “Earlier than I get put in my grave, it’s going to get tar and feathered.”
The yellow 50-foot-tall slogan was unveiled as an outcry towards police brutality and in honor of the protests following the police killing of George Floyd. The pedestrian-only part of 16th Avenue NW, positioned simply exterior of the White Home, was formally renamed by Mayor Muriel Bowser as “Black Lives Matter Plaza NW.”
In early March, members of the “Individuals’s Convoy” made their approach across the I-495 Beltway after D.C. police have been prompted to shut exits main into the nation’s capital. The group have been reportedly inflicting heavy delays as they tried to hold out their plans to close down all however one lane inside the Beltway, in response to DCist/WAMU 88.5.
DC Homeland Safety and Emergency Administration Company (HSEMA) and Metro Police submitted a joint assertion to The Each day Beast. Partly, it reads, “As a part of our layered mitigation technique and enhanced preparedness posture, MPD has all of the sources and needed assist they should monitor and reply to any situations of criminality or dangerous disruption.”