A group that calls themselves the "People's Convoy," made up of anti-vaccine truckers and their supporters, held a protest on March 18 in Washington, D.C. and threatened to vandalize Black Lives Matter Street.
According to The Daily Beast, the group was protesting vaccine mandates and other COVID protocols, which have weakened all over the country the past few weeks. An identified speaker said to a crowd, “What’s going to happen up here in D.C.: Black Lives Matter Street, we’re gonna take it back.” He also called to “tar and feather” the street and “all our delegates.”
The People's Convoy did not respond to a request for comment from The Hill. However, The Daily Beast reports Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency are prepared to respond to any illegal activity.
In June of 2020, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted on the street that leads to the White House as well as changed the name of 16th Street to “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
The street was a popular place for demonstrators to protest. It’s now a commemorative area to honor protesters and the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and everyone who has lost their lives to police brutality.