After Canada, US truckers decided to start their own 'convoys'. What are they protesting?

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Freedom Convoy trucker protest in US isn’t about COVID: Who are they?

  • As Canadian protesters shut down a border crossing over vaccine mandates, some American truckers took note.
  • Now, several groups are planning their own ‘convoys’ to Washington, D.C., to draw attention to a range of concerns.
  • An expert on extremism said this movement has morphed into a protest of ‘perceived threats on their freedom.’

What began as a protest against vaccine mandates in Canada’s capital morphed into a blockade of the busiest U.S. border crossing and spurred copycat efforts worldwide. 

Now, a handful of trucker-led protests are expected to converge on the U.S. capital in the coming days in what experts say has become a catch-all movement against perceived government overreach.

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