The group was gathering attention using social media, primarily Facebook.
But just as the group was picking up steam, their Facebook page called “Truckers to Shut Down America” has was pulled off the web. The page admins were banned for using “God Bless America.”
Yes, you read that correctly.
In response to this, the group started the website RideForTheConstitution.org to promote their event.
As reported by Freedom Outpost:
Facebook will allow pages promoting jihad, Islamist ideas and any other foul disgusting thing you can think of but will pull pages like Truckers to Shut Down America and Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children for promoting conservative and/or Christian beliefs. That makes sense when the owners and admins of Facebook are in cahoots with government and in bed with big money men.
With the social networking page nowhere to be found, it is now up to the old-fashioned, hit the pavement, door to door grassroots effort. We can also visit the Facebook page, Citizens in Support of the Washington Trucker Convoy, to promote it, pass it along until Facebook shuts it down.On October 11, the group plans on shutting down Washington, DC for three days in a row.
They are doing this to protest the Obama administration’s “corruption against the Constitution.”
News has now broken that the group plans on filing a lawsuit against Facebook for pulling the page. As reported by The Free Patriot:
One of the Patriot Trucker’s group members, who goes by the handle “truckershutdown” sent out an email with a press release recently in which he (or she) wrote: “Facebook shutdown our Truckers to Shutdown America page; cutting off millions of people from learning, sharing and expressing themselves freely. Facebook responded INSTANTANEOUSLY to our political opponents, citing “Community Standards” violations. On October 11th-13th, let’s all show up on Facebook’s doorstep with our original “Community Standards” in hand — our U.S. Constitution. Let’s also let them know that we intend to file a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of their billions of users for intentionally violating our god-given rights.”
The group now has a new Facebook page, where they are recouping the fans they lost. The new page’s description says, “The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!”
Zeeda Andrews, one of the founders of the protest, said, “If anyone can help save the country, it’s truckers. Just like the truckers, Americans are sick and tired of what’s going on in this country. It’s time to get up there and make a change. If something happens, it’s because we all let it. We have a right to address these issues and bring them to Washington, D.C. in a peaceful manner.”
“Most Americans are 100 percent on board with this,” she continued. “It takes everyone coming together to say: ‘No I do not consent to this lawlessness. I don’t support your taking away my rights.’”