Those who were hoping that Super Bowl LVI would go off without a hitch may be in for a rude awakening.
According to NRP, the Department of Homeland Security has received reports that trucker convoys protesting the mandates will attempt to block roads in major cities. That could include disruptions in Los Angeles during the upcoming Super Bowl, as well as in D.C. during the State of the Union address on March 1.
In the Memo, which was issued by the DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Current and Emerging Threats Center, “there are currently no threats of violence, but the protest has the potential to ‘severely disrupt’ traffic, emergency routes and federal government operations.”
U.S. Senator Rand Paul even endorsed the truckers’ protest at the Super Bowl:
The memo also suggests that the convoy will begin in California and make it’s way across the country to Washington, with more truckers set to join along the way. The convoy is similar to what is unfolding in Canada currently, with some from the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” expected to join their American neighbors.
As for the Super Bowl, everything is still going forward as planned, with the hometown Los Angeles Rams set to take on the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium. If you plan on going to the game, you may want to check traffic first to see if any convoys or protests will be affecting your route to SoFi.