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Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2013

Twitter ok with protests in Middle East, but ‘Truckers for the Constitution’ shutdown

A group of truckers is reportedly planning to shut Washington, D.C. down for three days straight starting on October 11 and arrest members of Congress for using taxpayer dollars to aide terrorists in Syria.

Truckers strike to shut down government in OctoberTwitter has suspended the accounts on October 7 belonging to ‘Truckers for the Constitution’, a group that has received national media attention over its plan to roadblock traffic in DC.

Although the group’s Facebook page currently has nearly 50,000 likes, its previous incarnation was also permanently deleted.

Facebook and Twitter’s targeting of ‘Truckers for the Constitution’ is yet another reminder that the social media giants have contradicted their support of the First Amendment for Americans since there was no filtering or shutdowns during the protests in Egypt, Turkey and other countries throughout the Middle East.

“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!” the group’s description reads.

In a YouTube video uploaded by user “Kevin Allan” and linked on the “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page, the event is labeled as a general “strike” by the American people against the federal government and its “bulls**t.”

Read more of the initial press coverage here

 

 

 

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  1. Support The Truckers #T2SDA – Video/Info | JOY TO THE WORLD says:

    […] Twitter ok with protests in Middle East, but ‘Truckers for the Constitution’ shutdown (theglobaldispatch.com) […]

  2. DOT official says Feds order National Guard to block I-495 to prevent trucker protest - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] More on the protest and their motivations here […]

  3. Protesting Right Wing Truckers Are Hauling a Load of Constitutional Ignorance | The Fifth Column says:

    […] Twitter ok with protests in Middle East, but ‘Truckers for the Constitution’ shutdown (theglobaldispatch.com) […]

  4. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    RECENTLY, PBS’ “Nightly Business Report” REPORTED THAT Twitter WILL BEGIN PUBLIC TRADING IN THE MARKETPLACE. SO, A “WORKING RELATIONSHIP” WITH WASHINGTON MAY BE BEHIND THIS “RANSACKING” OF First Amendment Rights.

    I PURPOSELY WENT TO THE MOST RACIST WEBSITES I COULD FIND – LIKE, Amplicate AND sexistfacebookdudes – SO, I COULD PROFANELY “BAD-MOUTH” THE KENYAN. AFTER MAKING THIS COMMENTARY, I POSTED IT ON MY Facebook Page AND Twitter account. I Googled MY NAME A FEW DAYS AGO AND COULD NOT FIND THESE COMMENTS.

    MY POINT IS, I UNDERSTAND HOW “Truckers for the Constitution” FEEL ABOUT Twitter SUSPENDING THEIR ACCOUNT. IT SEEMS Twitter WANTS RESPECT IN THE MARKETPLACE, BUT, WANTS TO FORGET “WHO GOT ‘EM THERE!”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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    […] Pissed At Government To Jam Up DC Beltway, Arrest CongressJalopnikNational Post -The Global Dispatch -USA TODAYall 37 news […]

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