The fundraising platform GoFundMe announced Friday it has decided to freeze funds from the trucker convoy in a move described as “theft.” The Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser was the second largest in Canadian history, just behind the fundraiser for the Humber Broncos. Donors are extremely angry and worried they will lose their donations.
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A fundraiser set up to help cover the costs of a trucker convoy that travelled across the country to protest vaccine mandates has been frozen and shut down by GoFundMe. The fundraiser now links to a Medium page, stating, “we now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.”
This contradicts reports from independent media that covered the situation, and described the protest as peaceful. Toronto 99 journalists were on scene for the weekend of Jan. 29 and did not observe any illegal activity. Parliament police officers admitted off-camera that they were surprised with how civil and clean the protest was on the weekend.
GoFundMe acknowledged that organizers provided a “clear distribution plan” for the initial $1,000,000. But due to bad press and pressure from Canadian politicians, GoFundMe has caved to the woke mob and decided to terminate the account. After the story was reported by journalist Andy Lee of Calgary, many people were visibly frustrated with some people describing the move as “theft.”
According to GoFundMe, the donations will be sent to charity, unless individual donors submit a request for a full refund. The deadline for refunds to Feb. 19th, 2022 and they can only be requested using this form. Competitors such as GiveSendGo and LifeSiteNews have offered to step in and host the fundraiser.