Thirty big trucks and scores of pickup trucks joined a convoy in Juneau to support the massive freedom truck convoy and rally that converged on Ottawa, Canada on Saturday. Only this one stayed in the capital of Alaska.
The truckers and supporters gathered in parking lots near Fred Meyer and took the Old Glacier Highway as far as the hospital intersection, where they got onto Egan Drive, headed downtown to pass by City Hall, the downtown library, and up to the Capitol, where they planned to make themselves heard, according to one of the organizers. Then they planned to head to Douglas and eventually out the road to do the Back Loop Road.
Hundreds of people are involved in the rally in what is normally thought of as a hotbed of leftism, Alaska’s capital city.
One observer downtown quipped that the residents in the Democrat-dominated downtown were beside themselves with angst over the honking trucks.
“They can console themselves with a third or fourth booster shot,” the man said to MRAK. Another person, who is in the convoy, said that many of the people participating have been vaccinated, while others have not.
The current estimate is that the convoy is 2.5 miles long, stretching from Twin Lakes to downtown, and 200 or more individuals are involved.