The remnants of the dispersed People’s Convoy, which recently re-grouped into the 1776 Restoration Movement have led a string of protests since July 4th, 2022. On July 6th the protest occupied two blocks in front of the US Capitol.
After only hours of occupying the block, the leader David Riddel was arrested for warrants going back to charges related to a protest in which the movement blocked 3 different highways for approximately 30 minutes. Convoy Santa aka David Riddell was charged with 6 counts; 3 traffic infractions and 3 criminal complaints.
Riddell was arrested and is awaiting extradition to Maryland.