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Hundreds of vehicles drive toward the US capital to protest COVID-related mandates and other issues.

REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

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2,000: Washington, DC officials estimate that the “People’s Convoy” of truckers protesting vaccine mandates could rise to about 2,000 trucks in the coming days. So far about 1,000 vehicles are driving around the outskirts of the US capital, but they have not yet driven into town.

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