'Freedom convoy' trucker live-streamed his own DC 'road rage' incident: report

'Freedom convoy' trucker live-streamed his own DC 'road rage' incident: report

Although the “People’s Convoy” or “Freedom Convoy” — a movement of far-right anti-vax truckers — aren’t receiving as much attention as they did in February, they are still railing against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine requirements. One of them, John Bigard, was involved in a road rage incident in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 14, according to the Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo.

Petrizzo explains, “During his own live stream, truck driver John Bigard, host of the OTR Survival YouTube channel, was seen getting out of his vehicle…. and confronting a driver who seemingly attempted to merge from a far-left lane towards an exit. At one point, Bigard was seen yelling at the driver before repeatedly striking the driver side window of the silver car. Upon getting back into his truck, the convoy trucker appeared to mock the driver’s accent while calling him a ‘fucking idiot.’”

According to Petrizzo, “This was not the anti-vaccine mandate trucker convoy’s first episode of road rage, as they have been spitefully boxing in cars in response to drivers giving them the middle finger.”

The anti-vax trucker’s movement originated with Canadian truck drivers, who objected to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vaccine and testing requirements at the U.S./Canada border and created traffic problems in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, as well at border crossings. And American anti-vaxxers, relentlessly hyped by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, responded with trucker protests of their own.

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