A group of American truckers are seeking to import a Canadian movement to protest against vaccine mandates, with thousands of members on social media pledging to bring the demonstration to Washington, D.C., next month, the Guardian reported.
U.S. organizers operating a Facebook group called Convoy to DC 2022 quickly gained more than 100,000 members and announced a convoy next month. The Facebook group was recently removed by Meta.
“We have removed this group for repeatedly violating our polices around QAnon,” said a spokesperson for Meta, referring to the QAnon conspiracy movement that has sprung up in rightwing circles and often promotes antisemitic tropes.
Organizers of the convoy say they are demonstrating strictly against vaccine mandates, which they consider unconstitutional, and deny any affiliation to QAnon.
In Canada trucker protests have been linked to the far right and caused days of disruption in the capital, Ottawa, as well as in a border town in Alberta.
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