Truckers Strike 2013: Trucker Protest Called ‘Ride For The Constitution’ Not A Hoax

Truckers Strike 2013: Trucker Protest Called 'Ride For The Constitution' Not A Hoax

As truckers strike Washington in 2013, some people think the Truckers Ride For The Constitution protest is either a hoax or is canceled.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Truckers Ride For The Consitution event was called a hoax because Earl Conlon’s version of a trucker protest was canceled.

Even days after the official organization issued reports showing that the trucker protest was still going to happen there were reports that it was all a hoax. Such reports focused on Earl Conlon, who isn’t even a trucker and was not a leader in Truckers Ride For The Constitution. Conlon was only supposed to be a contact person for one of the first meeting spots for the trucker convoy.

Another group calling itself Truckers To Shutdown America used similar rhetoric as Earl Conlon, claiming they wanted President Barack Obama impeached “for crimes of treason and misdemeanors” in addition to removing “all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution.” But this group is not affiliated with Truckers Ride For The Constitution, which is actively pursuing the trucker protest only for the purpose of expressing their grievances against Congress.

Earl Conlon had claimed the trucker protest should block all traffic on the Washington beltway and attempt to “arrest” Congress members who he claimed had violated the US Constitution. Both of these actions are as illegal as what the eight House Democrats did for the immigration reform protest. When reports of what he said began to spread Earl Conlon hurriedly backed off those claims and said he was merely trying to “ruffle the feathers” of the new media.

But now the 2013 trucker protest has started today and will continue through Sunday. Beginning with 30 tractor trailers, Truckers Ride For The Constitution hopes this number will grow to 3,000 truckers protesting against the government shutdown:

“This is the first movement. I would be making up a number if I guessed how many trucks are out here. I can just tell you we have a healthy group and an even healthier group on the way.”

Police say they’re working with the trucker protest to ensure traffic doesn’t become jammed:

“Virginia State Police stopped the four tractor-trailers at the 53 mile marker (Fairfax County) and warned them not to impede traffic. No summons/ticket was issued. The tractor-trailers were then allowed to proceed on their way.”

In other news, a union has organized a truckers strike for 2013 in the area of Los Angeles. But it’s not in any way associated with the trucker protest organized by Truckers Ride For The Constitution.