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Arizona Truckers ‘Ride for the Constitution’ in support of D.C. Trucker Protest

SEE ALSO: So It Begins: #T2SDA Trucker Protest Causes Traffic Delays into Nation’s Capital

21st Century Wire says…

The state of Arizona has its own ride for the constitution, acting in solidarity with the truckers that are headed for D.C.’s Beltway from October 11th-13th…

While the Obama administration continues to stonewall government funding over the debacle known as Obamacare and a national debt debate looms, truckers head for their state capitals in support of the constitution, an act dubbed “ride for the constitution.”

Arizona will have its own celebration of sovereignty, planning its own trucker ride to the state capital in Phoenix, AZ. Remember 1986, a liberty based coalition, along with The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots or GPTPP, have put together a similar event to the one taking place in and around the nation’s capital beltway overseen by national trucker protest organizer Zeeda
Andrews.

Andrews has said the trucker shutdown near the District of Columbia will be done in waves, circling the entire beltway as few thousand trucks drive in concert, looking to make a peaceful protest about the current state of America.

As the protest has come to fruition mainstream media have come out in full force against event and organizer Zeeda Andrews, as covered by Peter Sterry’s 21st Century Wire article just yesterday.

Earlier this week former owner of Huggybeartrucks and author of the book  And the Trucks Quit Running, Earl Conlon, a 50 year-old trucker from Georgia, set the internet a blaze with his controversial statements in the press, calling for the arrest of lawmakers in Washington. Conlon was falsely linked to the trucker rally and is not associated with Ride for the Constitution.org and 
appears to have been used as a tool to derail peaceful efforts by Zeeda Andrews and other event organizers.

Below is a Youtube video from a recent interview with ‘activist’ Earl Conlon and his campaign against the upcoming trucker rally…

Truckers’ Capital Beltway protest isn’t a hoax, organizers say

Lori Aratani 

The Washington Post

So it wasn’t a hoax after all?

Organizers of the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally say they are indeed coming to Washington on Friday — but whether they will shut down the Beltway or just make a lot of noise remains to be seen.

Earl Conlon says a threat by thousands of truckers to tie up traffic on the Beltway was part of a stunt to draw attention to Washington’s dysfunctional politicians.

Zeeda Andrews, one of the organizers of the event, said the ride is a go, but emphasized that it will be peaceful. She said that Georgia trucker Earl Conlon “overstepped his boundaries” earlier this week in saying the event was just a ploy to get attention for the group’s agenda.

“Yes, it is happening,” she said about the rally. Andrews said she expects “a few thousand truckers” to descend on the District on Friday. 

State police officials in the region said they will be prepared either way.

“Virginia State Police is aware of the proposed convoy of commercial vehicles and is preparing accordingly with the region’s law enforcement agencies and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), just as we have done in the past for similar demonstrations held within the National Capital Region,’’ said spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller in an e-mail statement.

Geller said additional troopers will be deployed Friday and through the weekend in case any incidents or problems tied to the rally occur. But as long as no one breaks the law, the group will be allowed to proceed with their activities — just as other groups have in the past. She said the additional staffing is to ensure that traffic continues to move safely through the region.

Sgt. Marc Black of the Maryland State Police said while the agency does not plan to add additional patrols, authorities will be watching the highways to ensure no traffic issues occur. Pennsylvania State Police will be doing the same, a spokesman said.

Andrews said truckers plan to meet in two spots Friday morning before convoying into Washington: at exit 98 off Interstate 95 in Doswell, which is north of Richmond, and at exit 77 off Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. Beginning about 8:30 a.m., truckers will take shifts in circling the Beltway, driving at the speed limit — an action that might end up jamming the roadway, she said.

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