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Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates Does Beltway Circuit

A demonstrator waves an American flag as trucks drive southbound on I-495 while circling the Washington Beltway in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 6.

A demonstrator waves an American flag as trucks drive southbound on I-495 while circling the Washington Beltway in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 6.

Photographer: Craig Hudson/Bloomberg
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Hagerstown, Md. (AP) -- A large group of truck drivers who object to COVID-19 mandates drove two loops around the beltway surrounding Washington, Sunday, deliberately moving slowly to impact traffic and make their feelings known to lawmakers in the nation's capitol.

People crowded onto overpasses, waving at the “People’s Convoy" and holding signs and American flags. Within the convoy, there were tractor-trailers with horns blaring and some recreational vehicles and pickup trucks occasionally going by, mixed with the normal traffic on Interstate 495 in Silver Springs, Maryland.