. US trucker convoys prompt National Guard deployment in Washington « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC – The US is to deploy hundreds of unarmed National Guard troops to Washington ahead of the arrival of trucker convoys protesting against pandemic restrictions. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved a request from the District of Columbia government and the US Capitol police.

The roughly 700 troops will be deployed on various roads in Washington. The US trucker convoys aim to replicate recent trucker protests in Canada, which paralysed the capital Ottawa.

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