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Trucker mandate protest hits DC, snarling local traffic

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 21:54:13-04

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of truckers and other motorists who have been doing rolling protests on highways encircling Washington made their way into the city Monday, snarling already congested traffic in a demonstration against COVID-19 mandates and other grievances.

The city government issued a traffic advisory shortly before 2 p.m. that suggested motorists delay travel or use alternative transportation “due to ongoing demonstration activity on I-395, I-695, and I-295.”

The advisory was lifted about two-and-a-half hours later.

The protesters, some from as far away as California and Montana, have been in the area more than a week.