American Truck Convoy Emerges amid Protests, Biden Admin 'Tracking' the 'Threat'
DHS is working to 'assess the threat environment' of a convoy
Amid continued protests in Canada, reports are emerging that a similar convoy of protesting truckers is gathering in the United States.
Democrat Joe Biden's administration has responded to the reports by warning that it is "tracking" the "threat" of such demonstrations.
Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it is aiming to get ahead of a planned demonstration in America by "tracking reports of a potential convoy."
DHS "is tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities," an agency spokesperson said in a statement.
The department admitted that it has "not observed specific calls for violence within the United States associated with this convoy."
However, DHS confirmed that it is "working closely with our federal, state and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe."
"DHS will continue to share timely and actionable information with the public," the spokesperson added.
A report by Yahoo News said the agency is warning U.S. law enforcement and public safety officials that a trucker convoy protesting mandates, similar to those taking place in Canada, could begin Feb. 13.
The demonstration is planned for the same day Super Bowl LVI is played in Los Angeles.
The warning was revealed by certain senior law enforcement officials and documents obtained by the outlet.
It shows that the Biden admin believes that "the convoy could severely disrupt transportation, federal government and law enforcement operations through gridlock and potential counterprotests" as truckers make their way across the United States.
DHS has worked for more than a year with law enforcement partners to provide 500 individuals from across the department to support security measures at the Super Bowl, according to a U.S. official.
News of a potential American protest comes on the 13th day of the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa.
Canadian truck drivers are advocating for an end to the government's vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has demanded that the protests end.
Ottawa Police have issued more than 1,300 tickets since the beginning of the occupation.