The Southcentral Alaska group that is promoting a Freedom Convoy 2022 in support of Canadian truckers opposed to vaccine mandates is gathering momentum. The group will stage their trucks near Cabela’s on C Street in Anchorage on Sunday, starting at 1:30 pm. They plan to drive to the Eagle River Lion’s Club.
The route has changed and may change slightly again, organizers said, but currently is going to go to O’Malley Drive, and then turn onto the New Seward Highway going north. Drivers in the convoy will try to remain in the right-hand lane but will be going slowly to keep the convoy together through the lights starting at 36th Ave. The convoy will turn onto the Glenn Highway and head toward Eagle River.
The mayor of Anchorage, Anchorage Police Department, and the State Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have been advised, and the truck scales by JBER will be closed on Sunday, so trucks may bypass.
Drivers in the Anchorage area should be advised that potentially hundreds of trucks and cars will participate and that the route will be jammed with vehicles of all sizes. There are people planning to be on overpasses waving at the convoy as it passes.
The group of people organizing the event will be raising funds to support the Canadian truckers, but will not be using the GoFundMe fundraising platform, which seized the funds that have already been raised, threatened to forward the donated money to the charities of GoFundMe’s choice, and then came under threat of a fraud investigation by the State of Florida. The GoFundMe platform has disqualified itself for use to support the truckers.
Instead, the Anchorage group is planning to use an alternate fundraising platform that respects the concerns of conservatives. Details on that fundraising method for the truckers will be revealed on Sunday.