Freedom Convoy: NAZI THIEF GoFundMe seizes funds of Canada 'occupation'

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There Is No Occupation

Feb 6, 2022, 12:55:02 AMFeb 6
GoFundMe says it will withhold millions of dollars raised for
Canadian truckers protesting against vaccine mandates, citing police
reports of violence.

The Freedom Convoy has been rallying since last weekend, and more
protests are expected in Toronto and Ottawa.

In a statement, the crowdfunding website said it would withhold the
donations already made, and refund donors who fill out a request

Another online platform has offered to take donations for the convoy

Donations to the GoFundMe page "Freedom Convoy 2022" had reached C
$10m ($7.9m; £5.8m), with about C$1m released so far to organisers.

In a statement on Friday, GoFundMe said the demonstrations were
peaceful when the fundraiser first started, but had since violated
their terms of service prohibiting the promotion of violence and

"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 said.

The $1m that has already been released will only go to participants
who went to Ottawa to peacefully protest, said GoFundMe.

"No further funds will be directly distributed to the Freedom Convoy
organizers - we will work with organisers to send all remaining
funds to credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe,"
its statement added.

Another online fundraising platform, GiveSendGo, announced it would
accept donations for the convoy shortly after GoFundMe backed out.

In response to objections from Ottawa residents, organisers of the
Freedom Convoy have promised to protest peacefully and respect the
law, but also to "stay as long as it takes".

"We understand your frustration and genuinely wish there was another
way for us to get our message across," convoy organiser Chris Barber
said this week.

"The responsibility for your inconvenience lies squarely on the
shoulders of politicians who prefer to vilify and call us names
rather than engage in respectful, serious dialogue."

The demonstrators are in Ottawa "for the love of our families, our
communities and our nation", said Tamara Lich, another organiser.

Ms Lich said she is offended by the portrayal of protesters as
"racists, misogynists and even terrorists".

She said they are "average peace-loving and law-abiding citizens
from all walks of life who are fed up with being disrespected and
bullied by our government".

Police have said they are concerned about how the convoy has
attracted extremist rhetoric.

Ottawans have been sharing their concerns with the BBC.

Complaints range from idling trucks that impede traffic and
makeshift wooden structures in city parks to lost income and fears
of harassment and even violence.

Stuart, a chef at a downtown restaurant, told the BBC his work had
been disrupted because food and alcohol deliveries could not make it
past the blockade of trucks and police cordons.

There is "a sense of lack of safety for anyone who is not Caucasian,
straight or on board with the protests", said Jessica Seguin, who
fears for her child, who identifies as transgender.

One Ottawa citizen has filed a lawsuit claiming up to C$10m in
damages against the organisers of the trucker convoy for the
"excruciatingly loud" honking of horns, reports Global News.

A recent opinion poll by Abacus Data found 68% of Canadians felt
they had "very little in common" with the protesters, while 32% said
they "had a lot in common" with the truckers.

On Friday Ottawa police announced a new "surge and contain"
strategy. Some 150 more officers will deploy to the city centre and
a 'red zone' of police barricades is to expand.

Police also say they will do more to proactively investigate and
charge anyone found violating the law.

Authorities are also expecting the protesters to be met by an
estimated 1,000 counter-demonstrators.

On Friday, police chief Peter Sloly called the situation
"unacceptable" and said the force is "absolutely committed to
bringing this demonstration to an end".

"I take great empathy with those that have endured unacceptable
violations of their ability to live, raise their family [and]
conduct business in this city," he said.

Get rid of that fucking pussy Justin Trudeau and stop catering to
mentally ill parents abusing the sexuality of their children.
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