700 National Guard Troops Deployed in Preparation For Trucker Convoys to D.C.

Washington, D.C. — The United States Department of Defense has approved the deployment of hundreds of National Guards troops in preparation for upcoming trucker convoys to the nation’s capital.

In a statement issued on Tuesday evening, the Pentagon confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved 700 National Guard soldiers requested from the District of Columbia government and the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP).


A total of 400 members of the D.C. Guard will be joined by 300 from other states, the Pentagon said.

According to the Associated Press, the troops will be unarmed and used to conduct traffic control operations.

Additionally, the USCP is reportedly erecting fencing around the Capitol like it did in the days following January 6, 2020.


These latest moves come after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo earlier this month notifying it was monitoring upcoming trucker-led protests of COVID-19-related mandates and warning convoys could disrupt traffic in Los Angeles, CA, during the Super Bowl.

No such demonstration during the big game occurred.

Further, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) is not aware — at this time — of any plans by organizers of numerous convoys headed to D.C. in the coming weeks to protest either at the Capitol or White House.


In fact, organizer’s of one such rolling demonstration, The People’s Convoy — which is set to leave Adelanto, CA, on Wednesday and arrive in D.C. on Saturday, March 5 — have explicitly stated they are not leading participants into “D.C. proper.”

TransportationNation.com will continue to follow the story closely.


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