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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Earl Conlon
As thousands of federal employees wait for their furloughs to be lifted, thousands of truckers plan to descend on Washington on the morning of Oct. 11 in an effort to shut it down further by not hauling freight for a whole weekend and causing a massive traffic jam.
Truck drivers are expected to descend on the Beltway on Friday for a political rally protesting causes ranging from the government shutdown to low wages for drivers — but claims the group planned to intentionally clog the roadways and shut down the region appear to have been overstated.
"It's politics," he said. "I did what the senators do. I said one thing and did another."
Mr. Conlon, who is hopeful but not certain he will attend the protests, said he would like the demonstration to be peaceful and respectful.