by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 20, 2022) — A peaceful protest of COVID-19 restrictions and mandates organized by “American truckers and allies” has announced its planned route and timeline for making its way across the country beginning Wednesday, February 23.
The “message” of the effort, the release states, is to “re-open the country” by returning to pre-pandemic life, to include “lifting all mandates and ending the state of emergency.”
There remains a need to continue this national emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant risk to the public health and safety of the Nation. More than 900,000 people in this Nation have perished from the disease, and it is essential to continue to combat and respond to COVID-19 with the full capacity and capability of the Federal Government.
Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Proclamation 9994 concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversely, according to the truckers’ group, “COVID is well-in-hand now, and Americans need to get back to work in a free and unrestricted manner.”
Media coverage will be provided by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) TV, The Epoch Times, Newsmax, and others, the press release states.
According to the organization’s website, as of midday Sunday, more than $165,000 has been raised to support the effort.