Two truckers named Gene and Robert who were stuck in their trucks for hours because of protesters blocking a Pittsburgh roadway last week have gone viral.
Last Thursday, June 21, protesters rallying against the police shooting death of 17 year old Antwon Rose shut down Parkway East for hours.
Two truckers known only by their first names “Gene” and “Robert” found themselves stuck in their rigs unable to move because of the protest activities for more than four hours. Gene and Robert were interviewed by Action News 4 and their surprising reaction to the headache of being stuck in traffic for so long has gone viral.
The video featuring their interview has been viewed more than 1,000,000 times in a week and has been shared more than 21 thousand times. You can take a look at the video below.
After viewing the video, many praised the truckers for their reaction using the hashtag #geneandrobert.
— Glenn Branch (@BranchCom2001) June 24, 2018
“I think they’re doing a good thing.” Driver stuck on Parkway East for hours supports protestershttps://t.co/WHK9e7SEQu
— Fraoch NicDhubh (@Fraoch0215) June 23, 2018