Truckers in the US are planning a convoy to Washington, D.C., to protest COVID-19 regulations

The decision comes as Canadian truckers continue to oppose COVID rules in their nation.

A political action organization will join truck convoys to protest what it sees as overreaching government COVID-19 restrictions and requirements, taking a lesson from truckers on America's northern border.

The Great American Patriot Project invited people on Wednesday to donate to, join, or support a convoy of trucks traveling to Washington, D.C. next month.

The convoys' routes will begin in Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, and Fresno, California, and will conclude on March 6 in Washington, D.C. According to organizers, they will be received by a congressional welcoming committee to propose policy improvements.

A girl and her family walk through the line of Canadian truckers, handing out thank you notes. (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

"I don't think that anybody wants to be told what to do," Erica Knight, spokeswoman for the PAC, told Fox News. "They don't want to deal with these mandates and it's kind of a way to stand up for all the American people against it."

The PAC said in an email blast that the trucks represent "peaceful, nonviolent Americans who are upset with the unscientific, unlawful government overreach in terms of demands."

Police look on as a protest vehicle leaves a demonstration which has blocked traffic across the Ambassador Bridge by protesters against COVID-19 restrictions in Windsor, Ont., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

The convoy comes amid continuous demonstrations by Canadian truckers demanding that COVID-19 requirements be repealed in their nation. Several weeks ago, truckers decided to take a stand in opposition to a law requiring them to be completely vaccinated.

Their livelihoods, as well as the country's supply system, might be jeopardized if they are not immunized.

Canadian trucker Mike Anderson holds up the notice warning demonstrators to leave or potentially face arrest (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the country's Emergencies Act, an unusual action that grants the government temporary powers to deal with border blockades, including the use of harsh legal and financial sanctions against participating truckers.

"I'm sure that having a bunch of protesting and standing up for their rights are definitely part of the inspiration here," Knight said. 

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