Last week I reported on Australian truckers vowing a protest to shut the country down.
They warned citizens to stock up on food and supplies.
Well, it’s now 8/31.
It appears the Australia truckie protest has begun.
Could Australia be grinding to a halt in the coming days?
Australia is expected to grind to a halt within hours as truck drivers plan a repeat of the 1979 blockade which lasted eight days until their demands were met. A driver warned, "If the truck tires stop rolling, Australia stops rolling"#Covid #Australia https://t.co/nEyi9MTlKY
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Breaking: 💥💥💥 Australia 🇦🇺 Truckers protest shuts down highway. pic.twitter.com/ba6r0aDJxy
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Anti protest by Truckers in Australia Government Every one is sick of these lockdowns and restrictions pic.twitter.com/ooTDwfWXQB
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The Epoch Times reported:
Australian truck drivers have blocked a major highway in the north-eastern state of Queensland in a protest against vaccine mandates and tough border restrictions, causing traffic to back up for several kilometres.
The action marks a series of ongoing protests from Australians frustrated with state government COVID-19 lockdowns and mandated restrictions based on emergency public health orders.
The drivers parked their prime movers at 5:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the M1 highway at Reedy Creek in the Gold Coast portion of the arterial on Monday. The highway is used by tens of thousands of Queenslanders each morning.
A banner was unfurled and covered the front of both vehicles, reading: “Truckies Keep Australia Moving, Not Politicians.”
One driver named Brock, who did not give his surname, said the drivers were protesting the Queensland government’s strict health orders that prevented all individuals from entering the state, except for essential workers.
Those deemed essential workers need to be involved in skilled construction, farming, or healthcare, and must prove that a Queensland resident cannot do their job. Further, they need to prove they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“End all lockdowns, people go back to work, and kids go back to school,” Brock told Nine’s Today show. “That’s all we want out of it; we’ve had enough of it.
“We’ve had a lot the support mate, the people that showed up today is amazing. We appreciate everyone that’s come down,” he added, saying the police had been lenient about the protest, and he respected what they did.
“But it’s all about choice at the end of the day. If you don’t want to get the vax, don’t get the vax. If you do want to get it, get it. But just don’t keep locking up people.”
Another developing story is a similar protest possibly carried out by American truckers.
Word spread that truckers across America vowed to stop driving their trucks for at least one day on the same date, 8/31.
From CDL Life:
A trucker-founded anti-vaccine mandate protest is seemingly in the works for the end of this month according to several trucker social media groups.
If carried out, the demonstration will be an alliance between healthcare workers, truckers, military members, and other citizens across the country, and will protest the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine for employment, travel, and more. The demonstrators, seemingly headed by Tik Tok trucker @thedisrespectedtrucker3, will gather at various locations across the country August 31st – the same day that the Australian trucker protest against COVID lockdown and restrictions is being held.
In addition to the nearly-viral Tik Tok videos put out by @disrespectedtrucker3, the Facebook Group StopTheTires2020, a group that attempted to organize a nationwide demonstration against the election results and COVID19 lockdowns just last year, has gotten wind of the potential strike and is calling for all drivers to stop their trucks for just one day.
“When I say it’s not about the trucking industry, it’s not about the trucking industry,” disrespected trucker says. “We just have the power to shut the country down.”
“On August 31st, on Tuesday, we’re asking that everybody not go to work,” disrespected trucker explained. “If they’re out on the road, shut your truck down. There are guys that plan on putting their trucks across the road. There’s guys who plan on parking on the side of the road, parking at home, and at truck stops.”
“I’m not telling anyone how to do it or what to do,” he continued.
“I’m just telling people to shut your trucks down, and nobody go to work at least for Tuesday. Maybe for the rest of the week. Until we get their attention in DC, we’re going to have to keep putting up with bulls**t mandates. What’s going on with the nurses and the military right now isn’t right. So, we’re going to stand up for Freedom.”
And it appears they’re serious about shutting down on 8/31.
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AUGUST 31ST, 2021 TRUCKERS UNITE!!!
IN SOLIDARITY WITH AUSTRALIA, IN THE USA AND AROUND THE WORLD!!!https://t.co/u1Mwdd7Knm
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After The Disrespected Trucker’s video started going viral, Tik Tok banned him from the platform.
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This is still a developing story both in Australia and America.
It remains unclear exactly how each protest will be carried out.
We’ll see how everything unfolds, especially in the wake of Hurricane Ida in America.
But if the truckers generate enough support, this could mark a huge shift in the fight against tyranny.