New Jersey National Guard heads to Washington amid planned trucker convoy protests
Members of the New Jersey National Guard are heading to Washington, D.C. ahead of trucker convoys who are protesting COVID-19 restrictions.
As many as 700 unarmed National Guard members from across the country will be available if needed, including 100 from Virginia and 80 from West Virginia.
The demonstrations are modeled after recent trucker protests in Canada. Truck convoys have been planned through online forums all with different starting points, departure dates and routes.
Some are scheduled to arrive in time for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on March 1, though others may arrive afterward.
News 12’s Keith Kocinski has more on the story from the National Guard Armory in Teaneck.