Officials warn of massive Trucker protests that could see convoys start in California, impact supply chain – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Domestic intelligence warns a major protest could arise and disrupt the supply chain.

The Department of Homeland Security tells CBS News that truck drivers can leave the country Demonstration before Super Bowl Sunday, but called the plan “ambitious.”

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“Once they interfere with the liberties and liberties of others, it becomes a more complicated context. But we are working with law enforcement to resolve any circumstances that do arise,” Sec said. Alejandro Mayorkas from Department of Homeland Security for CBS News.

Social media posts suggest marches and convoys will take place in the coming days.

The route of the convoy has not been confirmed, but the Sacramento Police Department told CBS13 that it has no specific information about any protests in the city, but it remains open to monitoring any demonstrations that may arise. may happen.

The move will follow the outer scenes Canada where a state of emergency was declared in Ottawa.

Social media posts suggest a convoy of trucks could start in California and end in the nation’s capital.

CBS13 is examining what a potential outcry could mean for an already fragile supply chain.

“We’re barely back on track,” said Sanjay Varshney, a finance professor at California State University, Sacramento.

This economist believes that inflationary prices may worsen.

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“The inflation we see now is mainly due to shortages and shortages are mainly due to the disruption of the world’s transportation and logistics systems and supply chains,” said Varshney.

It was very cold, very dangerous, he said.

It may be, but truckers at Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza say they’re tired of COVID-19 restrictions, though that doesn’t mean they’ll be joining the convoy.

“They don’t have to force COVID on us,” said Emeka Akputa. “I don’t believe in COVID.”

Antonio Magallon, another truck driver, said: “Everybody has the right to do what they want.

But some say the surefire way to kill the virus is to get vaccinated.

Sadpem Singh said: “Yes, it should be entrusted.

The Supreme Court has blocked the president’s mandate to vaccinate.

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Meanwhile, the state is scheduled to lift its mask-wearing rule on February 15.

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2022/02/10/trucker-convoy-supply-chain/ Officials warn of massive Trucker protests that could see convoys start in California, impact supply chain – CBS Sacramento

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