Steve Carter Photo/Special to the Gila Herald: Supporters of the “Freedom Convoy” gather along the U.S. Highway 191 overpass overlooking I-10 on Thursday to wave to those in the convoy as they pass by on their way to Washington D.C. The convoy is protesting COVID-19 restrictions.
By Jon Johnson
COCHISE COUNTY – A group of locals gathered atop the U.S. Highway 191 North Interstate-10 overpass on Thursday to show their support for a “Freedom Convoy” traveling to Washington D.C. in protest over COVID-19 restrictions.
The truck-led “Freedom Convoy” traveling from Southern California to Washington D.C. drove by Graham County as it headed eastward through Arizona on Thursday.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the group traveled through Phoenix and then down I-10 to Tucson and east to New Mexico. Just before you hit that state line, there were supporters from Graham County waving flags and cheering on the trucks as they headed east.
This was the second convoy to travel through Arizona. A previous convoy, “The People’s Convoy”, left from Southern California on Feb. 23.
Both convoys are modeled after a Canadian trucker protest over COVID restrictions, the “Freedom Convoy”, that shut down a border crossing last month.