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Truckers Threaten Strike on DC
Facebook page “Truckers to Shut Down America,” has declared a strike on Washington DC to take place October 11-13. Although it is not clear how many truckers plan to participate in the strike, the Facebook page is gaining likes at rapid speed since it was started on Sunday. Not all of those likes are truckers, but the momentum is apparent.
The Facebook community description reads, “The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!”
After several hundred thousand bikers made their presence known in DC last week, Truckers to Shut Down America is following suit to gain recognition and temporarily cripple national commerce.
Motives behind the strike are broad, but generally cite “crimes against the people and the Constitution.” Specifics listed in one post range from Obamacare to Benghazi to the call to remove Muslims not upholding the Constitution from office:
My fellow Patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America in a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions. It does not matter. If a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We The People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.
Whether the strike will have the effect intended will not be known until after the fact, but it is clear that there is unrest amongst the people and Truckers to Shut Down America has a plan that many are rallying behind.