The “People’s Convoy” (sure, that’s nonetheless a factor) has reached the West Coast, the place they’ve been greeted with a lower than pleasant reception: Bay Area youth tossing uncooked eggs on the passing automobiles.
The incident occurred when the caravan was driving away from the house of Democratic Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, the place they have been protesting her assist of an abortion-related invoice. According to The San Francisco Examiner, the convoy departed Wicks’ residence after police arrived. While driving away from the home by way of her residential neighborhood, the convoy handed a Safeway grocery retailer the place a bunch of children have been gathered, outfitted with eggs. Videos of the confrontation present the youth unleashing a flurry of uncooked egg projectiles on the automobiles within the convoy as they drove by.
“We’re fighting for your freedoms, too,” one convoy member will be heard shouting on the youngsters.
“Get the fuck out of here!” folks within the crowd yelled in response.
“Well, it’s convenient because there’s a Safeway right there that sells eggs,” somebody will be heard saying on one video.
According to the Examiner, after the confrontation, truckers might be heard on the radio complaining that they’d have to scrub their automobiles and saying how stunned they have been that they weren’t given a hotter reception. Earlier that week, the group tried to seek out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s residence to protest there however couldn’t agree on which home was hers, The Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo reported.
Members of ‘People’s Convoy’ drove throughout nation from MD to the Bay Area in CA. They went to the house of Dem Assembly member Buffy Wicks the place they honked horns and used bullhorns towards her assist of abortion rights. After leaving, they have been pelted by eggs by younger residents. pic.twitter.com/DroqPk2G7o
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 24, 2022
The American convoy has had far much less success than its Canadian counterpart, which managed to close down giant parts of Ottawa, the nation’s capital, for days. Here within the U.S., nonetheless, the convoy was restricted principally to doing laps across the Capital Beltway that encircles Washington, D.C., whereas police blocked the exits, inflicting some truckers to complain they moist their pants since they didn’t have entry to a restroom. They then left the D.C. space to protest Covid measures in California.
Honestly, it’s important to admire the egg-throwing youngsters’ gumption, nevertheless it’s not the primary time the convoy has been felled by a response from an upset citizenry. When the group was in Washington, D.C., final month, a lone bike owner managed to carry up the convoy by pedaling infuriatingly slowly in entrance of their automobiles.