An American truckers’ rally inspired by the self-styled “Freedom Convoy” in Canada fell short of its goal to stifle traffic in the US capital for a second day in a row on Monday.
Plans by the “People’s Convoy” were marred by broken-down trucks as vehicles got separated on a Washington DC highway.
Hundreds of trucks, cars and SUVs had gathered on the highway to protest against the government’s response to coronavirus and the subsequent vaccination mandates.
The truckers and a group of vehicles with upside-down American flags ended up lost amid the highway’s substantial traffic.
The convoy did not cause any major slowdowns for other travellers, who continued to move in and out of the rally.
On Sunday, the convoy drove a lap around the 64-mile Beltway though some ended up lost amid the highway’s substantial traffic.
DC Police officials are monitoring the convoy, police chief Robert J Contee III told reporters on Monday. »