Old Video Of Trucker Convoy Heading to Washington DC Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check

It has been reported that truckers, farmers, and American Patriots are travelling to the southern border to protest against illegal immigrants. This is supported by a video that has gone viral and features a large number of trucks and other vehicles with the US flag.

@77Danireis shared the video and tweeted “New video shows huge MAGA truck convoy called ‘Army of God’ heading to southern border as experts warn border crisis likely to get even WORSE after record 302,000 migrants crossed over into the US DAILY MAIL” on Jan 28, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 7.5k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @SharwanKumarBi7, @kenyladyde, @NNopower, @unlimited_ls also made the same claim that a large number of trucks and other vehicles with the US flag depicts that truckers, farmers, and American Patriots are heading to the southern border to protest against illegal immigrants.The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Video? : Fact

This is an old video that actually shows The Trucker Convoy travelling to Washington, DC in February 2022 to protest against pandemic restrictions.
The video is not current, and it has nothing to do with truckers opposing illegal immigration.

We visited y!sports, which published an article on this incident on March 21, 2022 with the headline “Video shows DC trucker convoy brought to a snail’s pace by single cyclist who took up an entire lane”.

Check out the Youtube Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating old videos with false claims to set their political narrative over the illegal migrants before the upcoming United States primary elections. A video that shows a large number of trucks and other vehicles with the US flag has been shared, claiming that American Patriots, farmers, and truckers are heading to the southern border to protest against the illegal immigrants. The Trucker Convoy is actually seen in this old video travelling to Washington, DC, in February 2022, to protest against pandemic restrictions. The truckers’ anti-illegal immigration protests are not mentioned in the video, and the video is not recent.

Conclusion:

Fact : The truth is that this is an old video of The Trucker Convoy travelling to Washington, DC, to protest pandemic restrictions in February 2022. The video is not recent and has nothing to do with truckers’ protests against illegal migrants.

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