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Truckers Ride for the Constitution off to slow start in DC

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The first wave of trucks was seen passing through Woodbridge, Va. after 7 a.m. Friday, with about a dozen truckers passing. The first wave of trucks was seen passing through Woodbridge, Va. after 7 a.m. Friday, with about a dozen truckers passing.
WASHINGTON -

A group of truckers who say they're fed up with the government say they plan to jam D.C.'s Capital Beltway this weekend in protest. Organizers say they expect thousands of drivers to bring their big rigs to Washington, but the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" was off to a slow start on Friday morning.

Organizers say they're fed up with the government and new regulations on their industry.  They say roughly 10,000 truckers are expected to participate through the weekend in what will be a peaceful protest around the D.C. area.

Organizers say the protest was scheduled before the government shutdown happened, and it was scheduled to make a point to Congress.  Earlier this week, Earl Conlon of Blairsville, Ga. told FOX 5 he was helping organize the event.

The first wave of trucks was seen passing through Woodbridge, Va. after 7 a.m. Friday, with about a dozen truckers passing.  Organizers say it will pick up as rush hour approaches, and continue through the weekend.  They say truckers are making the trip from two directions: one to the south in Virginia, and another to the north in Pennsylvania.  When they arrive in D.C., organizers say they'll circle the Beltway by the thousands.

More than 152,000 people had liked the Truckers Ride for the Constitution page on Facebook as of Friday morning.

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