Feb 10, 2022 - Politics & Policy

U.S. warns protest convoys could hit Super Bowl

Protesters block a highway to the Blue Water Bridge border crossing — a key trade artery to the U.S. — in Ontario, Canada, yesterday.

Protesters in Ontario, Canada, yesterday block a highway to the Blue Water Bridge border crossing, a key trade artery to the U.S. Photo: Carlos Osorio/Reuters

A Department of Homeland Security bulletin warns law enforcement across the U.S. that a convoy of truckers protesting vaccine mandates, similar to protests in Canada, could begin soon in the U.S., CNN reports.

Driving the news: A DHS official told Yahoo News truckers could "follow the Canadian model and shut down Washington."

The bulletin says DHS "has received reports of truck drivers planning to potentially block roads in major metropolitan cities in the United States in protest of, among other things, vaccine mandates for truck drivers."

  • The Super Bowl is Sunday in Los Angeles. The bulletin says the convoy could "begin in California as early as mid-February and arrive in Washington, D.C., as late as mid-March, potentially impacting" the game and President Biden's State of the Union address on March 1.
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