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Protesting truckers begin slowing traffic in DC

Other than one reported incident Friday morning, the only thing slowing down traffic in the Washington, DC, area has been the rain. (Source: WJLA/CNN) Other than one reported incident Friday morning, the only thing slowing down traffic in the Washington, DC, area has been the rain. (Source: WJLA/CNN)
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WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Truckers who promised to protest actions by the White House and Congress had already begun to stall traffic Friday morning on the Capital Beltway.

Tractor-trailers in all four lanes of the inner loop in Virginia slowed down to 15 miles per hour, according to the Washington Post. Police did not write tickets, instead issuing warnings to the drivers.

Other than that, it has been business as usual on roadways in the area.

Police officials in Maryland and Virginia reported there were no major incidents related to 30 trucks protesting on busy roadways in the rain.

Protestors were expected to travel to the nation's capital en masse this weekend to support a group called "Truckers Ride for the Constitution."

Their Facebook page has 168,000 "likes" so far, and there are numerous posts in support of the cause.

"We the people have been sitting on our hands way too long and letting things happen to us from DC," wrote Candy Sanders-Haueter. "It's about time some 'sit up and take notice' action was taken. God bless our truckers."

The event is set to last until Sunday evening.

Group members say they're angry about a number of things, including low wages, high fuel prices, rising U.S. debt, the government shutdown and politicians who "decided to furlough American workers for their personal and political gain."

"The average American feels hopeless, they feel they cannot make a change; we want to empower them that they can make a change," organizer Zeeda Andrews said Wednesday.

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