“I’ll participate if they don’t hinder me too much. I am on the street and I join the first block of protest I meet ». They threaten to cross the highways without exceeding thirty per hour. The four lit arrows and the unloaded containers. They say they want to do it for at least a week, starting September 27th. It is the call for the mobilization of truckers against the Green Pass, which for days has ignited the spirits in the chats of those opposed to the vaccination certificate. Like the now famous “Enough dictatorship”, the Telegram channel (a popular Russian messaging social network) has now become an agora for conspiracy theorists and No Vax. That in the logistics workers have found a new side.
A “spatial” idea
The mobilization of transporters – not called by the trade unions – has aroused the enthusiasm of those opposed to the Green Pass: «We would have to stop the trains while the truck drivers block the motorways. But you see, I thought this », says with a voice message a member of the group, enthusiastic about the block evoked for Monday. “We must have the guts to fight together until the end. They are not the only ones to save the world. Truck drivers are like us, they take risks like us, ”echoes a girl with a young voice. The excitement bounces between Telegram and Tik Tok, the platform made in China where you communicate with videos for a few seconds.
We throw away the keys
Some transporters have decided to recover as they throw keys and driving licenses on the ground in protest, generating the wave of solidarity from the digital No Vax. A way to give visibility to the protest. They say they are between 35 and 60 thousand. A much denser mass than the one participating in the discussions on the No Green Pass Truckers group. They are organizing themselves through surveys and private messages: “WRITE TO each other IN PRIVATE to leave everything as SECRET AS POSSIBLE”, we read about the group that hardly exceeds eight thousand members, with an alternation of words in upper and lower case. Numbers all to be verified, also in light of the latest protests in which the No Green Passes threatened to block the stations on September 1st. That is when three of them showed up in Naples.
But the flops of the past few weeks have not discouraged the organization of new unrest. In the dedicated Telegram groups, participating truck drivers are invited to tune the radios to the CB 27 frequency. The one they say they use to coordinate the Monday blockade. Someone sends a photo of a stack of flyers ready to be distributed. There are also those who, he assures, have already seen the solidarity between truck drivers in place: «Today I was driving – says a user of the Basta Dictatorship group – The truck driver in front of me crossed another one. They stopped, and the first handed the other a flyer. Then a sign and they left ». Who knows if they will meet again on 27 September.