‘God’s army,’ a trucker convoy heading to the border to stop migrants from entering the country illegally, is running into more problems on the road after a less than stellar start.
Convoy organizers had promised to rally up to 700,000 truckers but they left Virginia Beach Monday with just a few dozen.
Then it went downhill from there.
According to WIRED, some participants woke up to find their car tires slashed outside a hotel they were staying.
Further complicated things for the group was that the owners of one of their original meeting places pulled out at the last minute forcing them to find another place to meet which turned out to be parking lot in Norfolk, Virginia.
Immediately after they started the journey one of the vehicles reportedly got lost. Also, tension among participants resulted in one member being kicked out of the lead bus and left stranded on the highway in Florence, South Carolina, without his wallet, according to WIRED.
The convoy was organized by a group called ‘Take Our Border Back.’ After departing Virginia, the convoy will stop in Jacksonville, Fla., before make several stops along the southern border. After those stops, they will split up on Feb. 3 for rallies in Eagle Pass, Texas, Yuma, Ariz., and San Ysidro, Calif.
Organizers had predicted that as many as 700,000 people would join them along the way. By Monday, they dropped that number down to 40,000.
According to WIRED, no other trucks joined the convoy on Monday.