A trucking convoy is making its way across the United States with the singular peaceful aim of resolving the nation’s border crisis.
The Take Our Border Back convoy is a two-week protest being organized by the self-described “God’s Army,” which will be coming from across the United States.
After gathering near Dripping Springs, Texas, the caravan intends to divide into two groups and go to Quemado, Texas, or Yuma, Arizona.
“To the naysayers: We’re just ordinary citizens, farmers, ranchers, retired police officers,” convoy organizer Kim Yeater said. “Not crazy conspiracy theorists. It will be a peaceful assembly of Americans of all political classes and all ethnicities.”
Yeater stated that the convoy hopes to carry about 700,000 passengers on its voyage to Texas, but he believes “it’ll possibly be bigger than that.”
“That’s our right,” Poppy said. “That is our First Amendment right to peacefully assemble and redress our grievances for our government. We have not been able to do that.”
U.S. Rep. Keith Self (R-TX) announced in January that truckers will hold a demonstration along several southern border routes to protest the wide open border and the Supreme Court decision that temporarily allowed Border Patrol agents to cut razor-wire fencing installed by Texas National Guard personnel.
“There will be a ‘Take Our Border Back’ multi-day trucker convoy from January 29th through February 3rd,” Self stated in a Facebook post. “Routes will end at Eagle Pass TX, Yuma AZ, and San Ysidro CA.”
The People’s Convoy was also announced in a flyer.
BREAKING: In opposition to the open border disaster under the Biden administration, a coalition of Americans from all throughout the country announced the organizing of a major Southern Border Convoy and multi-city rally next month.
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The convoy will be similar to protests seen in Canada, when truckers protested around government offices and border posts in protest of the country’s strict vaccination requirements.
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In reaction to the demonstrations, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the “Emergencies Act” to establish what amounted to Canadian martial rule. Riot police then removed the demonstrators, while leaders were arrested and their bank accounts confiscated.
A court recently ruled that Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act was unconstitutional.
Similar demonstrations have occurred throughout Europe in reaction to aggressive climate change targets, particularly in the Netherlands and Germany.
In response to the border issue, truck convoys are scheduled to meet in San Ysidro, California, Eagle Pass, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, on February 3. A number of meet-up dates have been scheduled for the coming days, with truckers anticipated to come from as far as Jacksonville, Florida, for the rallies.
“The Biden Administration and the federal government are in of Article IV, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution,” according to an advertisement for the “Take Our Border Back Convoy.” The provision indicates that the government is in charge of safeguarding American people against an invasion.
The convoy’s objectives include educating the public about the border situation, conveying a message to local, state, and federal governments, and demanding action on deportations and border closures.