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SALEM, Ore. -- Truckers from across Oregon headed to Salem on Thursday morning to rally on the steps of the Capitol as a protest against a controversial emissions-lowering climate proposal.
A caravan of at least 300 truckers headed to the Capitol on Interstate 5 early Thursday morning to participate in the rally, with more anticipated throughout the day.
Organizers asked farmers, ranchers, truckers and loggers to join in the protest against the polarizing Cap and Trade bill.
“We want to show Oregon state legislators that we are standing with the senators who walked out and opposed HB 2020,” organizers wrote on Facebook.
Eleven Republican senators have refused to return to the state Capitol to vote on the climate proposal.
Truckers were planning to meet at the fairgrounds in Salem and then take buses to the Capitol, where they were to rally on the Capitol steps starting at 9 a.m.
— OR House Republicans (@OregonHouseGOP) June 27, 2019