The “People’s Convoy” has made its way into DC. The trucker caravan, which has been in the area since early March, has been seen—and heard—throughout the District late this week, with residents documenting the vehicles around town. On Friday, DC police seemed to be escorting some of them. Here are a few of the places they’ve been spotted so far today.
An approximately one-block-long branch of the trucker convoy is rolling down Wisconsin Avenue NW in Friendship Heights, D.C., right now. pic.twitter.com/L4gpyH3XgR
— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) March 18, 2022
Downtown around Penn Quarter
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) March 18, 2022
At Capital One Arena
Truckers with The People’s Convoy are back in DC proper but keep getting split up by red lights. pic.twitter.com/7jYGcahxsc
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) March 18, 2022
H Street, Northwest, near the White House
On a bike ride and caught some of the trucker convoy honking near the White House on H Street. They were tailed by Secret Service and other police SUVs pic.twitter.com/CrFJSIcfu6
— Jordan Pascale🎙️ (@JWPascale) March 18, 2022
And most disturbingly: Black Lives Matter Plaza
During a rally Friday morning, as reported by the Daily Beast, a speaker with the convoy declared they were going to “take back” Black Lives Matter Plaza, and that it would get “tar and feathered.” Trucks arrived at the plaza later in the day.
Trucker "convoy" driving through Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC pic.twitter.com/zjh528d1CT
— Andrew Blake (@apblake) March 18, 2022