Canadian Trucker convoy fundraiser removed from GoFundMe after raising nearly $10 million dollars
It was reported that:
An online fundraiser for the trucker convoy protests has been removed by GoFundMe after raising more than $10 million
“GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created,” the company said in a statement released Friday evening. “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.”
According to the Feb. 4 statement, GoFundMe determined the “Freedom Convoy 2022” fundraiser violated its terms of service, “which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment.” A day earlier, the House of Commons Public Safety and National Security Committee called on the online fundraising platform to testify on how it would ensure funds weren’t being used to promote extremism and hate.
GoFundMe is now forcing the donors of the convoy to refund the money or it will be distributed to the "charities" of their choosing:
“Given how this situation has evolved, no further funds will be directly distributed to the Freedom Convoy organizers,” the company explained. “[W]e will work with organizers to send all remaining funds to credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe.”
GoFundMe says donors also have until Feb. 19 to request a refund online.
Maybe someone should send GoFundMe the following Tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: