Truckers Moving in on Washington, D.C. to Protest Gas Prices

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 1:34pm.

Horns blaring, truck drivers began arriving in Washington to protest high gasoline prices.

The group, Truckers and Citizens United, plans to circle the National Mall on Monday before parking at RFK Stadium. From there, they will march and take shuttles to the Capitol, where a rally is scheduled. Organizers say about 350 vehicles were expected.

The truckers are calling on Congress to stop subsidizing big oil companies, release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and end exports of oil from Alaska, among other things.

Many of the truckers drove to Washington from Harrisburg, Pa., and other areas to the north. One passenger held a sign that read "Enough is Enough." The sound of so many semi-truck horns blaring was deafening.

AP - April 28, 2008 - posted at

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