Bastards at Go Fund Me permanently freeze Freedom Convoy funds

Toronto City News

GoFundMe has removed the donations page to the “Freedom Convoy 2022” and will begin offering full refunds to those that contributed after over $10 million was raised to help support what the crowdfunding website describes as “violence and other unlawful activity.”

“Organizers provided a clear distribution plan for the initial $1 million that was released earlier this week and confirmed funds would be used only for participants who travelled to Ottawa to participate in a peaceful protest,” GoFundMe’s statement continued.

This comes after GoFundMe had paused all charitable donations through the Freedom Convoy 2022 page saying officials were reviewing the cause through its terms and service.

“GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created,” the crowdfunding website said on Friday. “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.”

GoFundMe says that following a review of “relevant facts and multiple discussions with local law enforcement and city officials,” this fundraiser violated its terms of service (which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment) and has been removed from the platform.

The “Freedom Convoy 2022” fundraiser was the second-largest in Canada after a campaign was created following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018 that killed 16 people and left 13 injured raised $15 million.

GoFundMe says that donors have until February 19, 2022, to submit a request for a full refund using a “dedicated refund form.”

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9 Responses to Bastards at Go Fund Me permanently freeze Freedom Convoy funds

  1. pirapoi says:

    From GoFundMe

    “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.
    To ensure GoFundMe remains a trusted platform, we work with local authorities to ensure we have a detailed, factual understanding of events taking place on the ground. Following a review of relevant facts and multiple discussions with local law enforcement and city officials, this fundraiser is now in violation of our Terms of Service (Term 8, which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment) and has been removed from the platform.”

    Okay GoFundMe – name ONE trucker who has been convicted, hell name ONE trucker who has been arrested.
    Can’t do it?
    Just maybe the local law enforcement and city officials LIED!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. SO…..they even give 15 days to claim your refunds – any bets on how much GoFundMe will try to KEEP for themselves?
    BASTARDS!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. deaconmike51907 says:

    Reblogged this on Mike’s Musings and commented:
    It’s chilling how private companies are so willing to carry the water for repressive government policies. This is only one example.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. weather257 says:

    Hope most people will get their refund then choose an good service like Give-Send-Go.

    Liked by 1 person

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