It’s going to be an interesting weekend coming up in our nation’s capital as “Truckers for the Constitution” plan to make a parking lot out of the Washington, D.C. beltway on the morning of Friday, Oct. 11 in an effort to express their unhappiness with the politicians responsible for our government shutdown, according to U.S. News.
But clogging up the main artery into D.C. might also impact another protest planned by “angry and outraged military veterans” also planning to be in Washington this weekend. Our honored veterans are part of the “Million Vet March on the Memorials” campaign, and are set to:
… stage a mass storming of the very memorials and monuments that were created in their honor but that they now cannot access because of the government shutdown. ~ The Washington Times
The truckers are planning more than just a protest though. In addition to clogging the I-495 beltway with truckers’ rigs so as to not let anyone in or out of the nation’s capital, the protesting truckers also “seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.”
How they plan on arresting members of congress was never actually spelled out.
Earl Conlon, a trucker out of Ga. and one of the protest organizers said:
"We are coming whether they like it or not. We're not asking for impeachment, we're asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office."
Although the vets will be gathering at the National World War II Memorial in D.C. at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, they’ve also asked those that can’t make it to Washington on Sunday to gather at rallying points across America; and they’ve provided a state-by-state list of places to go on their website.
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