Ohio State Highway Patrol “aware and watchful” for possible Monday truckers 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 cause big problems on the roads Monday starting at 7 a.m.
Sgt. Christina Hayes of OSHP said she was aware of the possible protest.
“The patrol is aware and is closely monitoring the situation to make sure the roads are safe for travel. For security reasons, we cannot go into details at this time, ”she said.
Hamilton County District Attorney Joe Deters said his office was aware of the planned protest and said anyone who participated would be charged with a felony.
“My office learned that there are plans to close highways nationwide on Monday in protest against the vaccination warrants.
I want to be perfectly clear. Anyone attempting to shut off Hamilton County highways will be removed from their vehicle, charged with the offense of 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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