Truckers protest in Washington against restrictions stemming from the pandemic

Contra restrições decorrentes da pandemia da Covid-19, caminhoneiros protestam em Washington

In protest this Sunday, truck drivers asked for the revocation of the state of emergency, end of the mandatory use of mask and vaccination passport| Photo: EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hundreds of truck drivers who are part of the “People’s Caravan” moved, this Sunday (6), at a speed below the regulation on the roads surrounding Washington, in the United States. United States, to protest against restrictions imposed by the US government due to the Covid pandemic-.

The vehicles traveled in the so-called “turtle operation” in a queue unique, which extended for about kilometers, according to information provided by the newspaper “The Washington Post”. Participants circled the US capital flaunting US flags and others with the motto used by former President Donald Trump, “Make America Great Again”.

The group plans to continue the protest over the next week to pressure the government of US President Joe Biden. The main objective, according to a statement from the organizers of the demonstration, is to end the declaration of a state of emergency for the pandemic, initially decreed by Trump, in March

. , and later renewed by Biden. The end of the mandatory use of a mask and the requirement of proof of vaccination for access to some services are also claimed.