Ohio State Highway Patrol “aware and watchful” for possible Monday trucker protest
CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol said soldiers were aware of a possible disruption to the Monday morning commute after various social media posts from truckers threatened to protest on the road.
Various viral social media posts suggest truckers could be causing big trouble on the road from 7 a.m. onwards.
“The patrol is aware and is monitoring the situation closely to make sure the roads are safe for travel. For security reasons, we cannot go into details at this time, ”said Sgt. Christina Hayes with OSHP said.
Hamilton County District Attorney Joe Deters said his office was aware of the protest and anyone who participated would be charged with a felony.
“My office learned that there are plans to close highways nationwide on Monday in protest of the vaccination warrants,” Deters said.
“I want to be perfectly clear. Anyone who attempts to shut off Hamilton County highways will be removed from their vehicle, charged with disrupting public services and going to jail.
To those who claim to support law enforcement – law enforcement is not with you. This would pose a serious danger to our first responders and the community at large.
I have always supported a citizen’s right to protest on the First Amendment. But, it is not legal and it is reckless. It will not be tolerated. “
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