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‘People’s Convoy’ Chased Out of Oakland by Kids Throwing Eggs

Updated: Apr 28, 2022 16:15
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Photo of “The People’s Convoy” by Stephen Melkisethian

Well this just made my morning.

On Friday afternoon the ‘People’s Convoy’, a far right caravan of truckers modeled after the Canadian truck protests against COVID-19 restrictions, fucked around and found out in Oakland.

As Katie Dowd of SFGate points out, the People’s Convoy “has failed spectacularly at every turn. During a few weeks of driving around Washington, D.C., the convoy was held up by a single bicyclist, and some convoy members said they were having difficulty finding places for bathroom breaks and, as a result, were forced to urinate in their pants.”

After their weak showing in Washington D.C., they limped back across the country and landed in California where they got a big warm Oakland welcome. On Friday the small caravan of trucks and minivans drove to Democratic Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ home to protest an abortion rights bill. After neighbors started heckling them and the cops pushed them to move on, the convoy stupidly turned onto the busy, one-lane College Avenue.

Slowed to a crawl by Friday traffic, they became sitting ducks. A big group of local kids and a few adults popped into Safeway, bought a bunch eggs, and began hurling a barrage at the convoy. One of my favorite moments is when an older white man is yelling “Got to hell!” at the caravan while a young black man is yelling “Not Oakland bitch!”

You can watch it all right here:

Apparently the day before, the convoy also experienced bumbling antics when they went into San Francisco with plans to plant some flags on Nancy Pelosi’s lawn, but ended up quitting when they couldn’t figure out which house was hers.

The Three Stooges couldn’t have made a better slapstick comedy.

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  1. April 25, 2022 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Aww… those poor little snowflakes in their big, stupid trucks. They’d rather burn gallons of fuel than get a quick jab in the arm and wear a mask – that’s a special kind of pathetic.

  2. Mary S Loeser
    April 25, 2022 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    Oakland Pride!

  3. GS
    April 25, 2022 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    Nothing like peeing in your pants to prove a point about not having to wear a mask.

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