A memo released by the Department of Homeland Security warns officials in Los Angeles that a ‘Trucker Convoy’ could disrupt the upcoming Super Bowl.
The DHS briefing was sent to members of law enforcement across the U.S. this week after Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ essentially shut-down the nation’s capital city.
“The convoy will potentially begin in California as early as mid-February and arrive in Washington, DC, as late as mid-March, potentially impacting the Super Bowl LVI scheduled for 13 February and the State of the Union Address scheduled for 1 March,” the bulletin said.
“While there are currently no indications of planned violence, if hundreds of trucks converge in a major metropolitan city, the potential exists to severely disrupt transportation, federal government operations, commercial facilities, and emergency services through gridlock and potential counterprotests,” the memo explained.
Officials are warning that a trucker convoy could disrupt the Super Bowl this weekend in Los Angeles and make its way to Washington, D.C., for the State of the Union, according to a DHS bulletin obtained by @NBCNews. https://t.co/nERQZQLI5f
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 10, 2022
A Homeland Security spokesperson told CNN the agency “is tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities. We have not observed specific calls for violence within the United States associated with this convoy, and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe.”
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