Trucker Protest Canceled, Government Shutdown Threat Intended To 'Ruffle Feathers'

Trucker Protest Canceled, Government Shutdown Threat Intended To ‘Ruffle Feathers’

The trucker protest of Washington D.C. is being canceled by Earl Conlon because the government shutdown threat apparently was never intended to be taken literally.

[UPDATE] The official Truckers Ride For The Constitution organization claims Earl Conlon does not represent their organization and his ideas for a trucker protest are completely separate from their own. The official Ride For The Constitution will still proceed as planned and is not canceled.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the trucker protest as proposed by Earl Conlon threatened to shut down Washington beltway traffic and arrest Congressmen.

The plan was to line up semi-trucks across three lanes and drive just at the 55 MPH speed limit. The trucker protest would have lasted three days according to Georgia-based Earl Conlon, who is himself not a truck driver. If police had interfered with these government shutdown protest plans Conlon recommended truckers locking up the brakes and causing a three lane roadblock.

But it turns out Earl Conlon’s big talk about a trucker protest was only talk. Conlon says the trucker protest is officially canceled:

“The comments to U.S. News were designed to do one thing and one thing only: stir the feather of the mainstream media. Nothing gets the attention like the mainstream media, like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers.”

Earl Conlon also points out that clogging up the Washington D.C. beltway would have harmed the average joe and he says it “wouldn’t be fair to the people there.” Conlon is still considering making a trip to Washington this weekend for the Truckers Ride Tor The Constitution event.

Of course, nothing prevents the trucker protest from proceeding without Earl Conlon. Despite Truckers Ride For The Constitution not supporting such ideas, any truckers may choose to protest the 2013 government shutdown with a little bit of civil disobedience. Now Earl Conlon can reasonably tell any men in black suits showing up at his door that he has nothing to do with it.

Do you think the trucker protest as proposed by Earl Conlon was a good idea for protesting the government shutdown?