D.C. Prepares for Truck Convoys

Pentagon deploys National Guard. 

The Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, approved 400 National Guard troops and 50 vehicles to support the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department and assigned another 300 troops to assist the Capitol Police in preparation for the convoys of trucks this weekend. 

One of the largest convoys, “The People’s Convoy,” started in Adelanto, California, on February 23, and is planning to arrive in D.C. on Sunday. 

As of Wednesday, the convoy was estimated to have grown to about 1,000 vehicles. As of Tuesday, the People’s Convoy website reported over $1.5 million donated to the caravan. Non-financial donations are also being accepted. 

Another convoy, called “American Freedom Convoy,” leaves from Tennessee following a rally on Thursday to head to the area of the nation’s capital. The “Convoy to Save America” will join with the American Freedom Convoy on Friday in Virginia. 

Yet another convoy, the “American Truckers Freedom Convoy,” expects to reach the nation’s capital by Sunday. 

The convoys are not planning to enter the city itself, but the D.C. mayor and U.S. Capitol Police both received approval from the Defense Department for their requests for National Guard troops. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Austin as he heads the U.S. military.
  • For members of Congress to be discerning as they consider the message of the protests and demonstrations.
  • For the president and his administration as they evaluate the national policies and measures they plan to implement.

Sources: The Hill, Daily Beast, CBS News 


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