Italy is not the only country where there is talk of a transport strike against vaccination obligations, more or less hidden: the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is preparing for a possible interruption on Monday morning (last night in Italy ) during rush hour truckers can block parts of the highway to protest vaccination obligations, according to Fox19 .
Dubbed " #patrioshutdown, " the movement has spread to various social media platforms and is expected to begin Monday morning and last for several hours on a stretch of highway in Ohio.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is making sure traffic is flowing amid reports of truckers staging a #PatriotShutdown to protest President Biden's COVID mandates for interstate travel. pic.twitter.com/PAN2f38mW8
– WMOH Newswire (@WMOHNEWSWIRE) September 27, 2021
“The patrol is aware of and closely monitors the situation to ensure the roads are safe for travel. For security reasons we cannot go into further details at this time, ”said the sergeant. Christina Hayes with OSHP.
Hamilton County Attorney Joe Deters said any truck driver taking part in today's planned protest will be charged with a crime:
“My office has learned that there are plans to close highways nationwide on Monday to protest the vaccine mandates.
I want to be perfectly clear. Anyone attempting to close highways in Hamilton County will be removed from their vehicles, charged with disrupting public services, and going to jail.
For those who claim to support law enforcement, law enforcement is not with you. This would pose a serious danger to our first responders and to the community at large.
I have always supported citizens' right to protest the First Amendment. But this is not lawful and it is reckless. It will not be tolerated. "
Truckers aren't the only ones mad at their employers' decision to impose a vaccination requirement Federal workers recently sued the Biden administration over the vaccine mandate. However, we will see if anyone has had the courage to implement the threats.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/proteste-dei-camionisti-non-solo-in-italia-negli-usa-la-polizia-in-allarme-per-blocchi-contro-lobbligo-vaccinale/ on Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:00:53 +0000.