GoFundMe pauses donations for Canadian truckers protesting against vaccine mandates
GoFundMe has paused all donations made to truck drivers in Canada who are protesting against the vaccine mandates. The campaign had so far generated $10 million, $1 million of which was released to the organizers.
The protest began about a week ago over a mandate requiring Covid jabs to cross the US-Canada border. Some of the officials have suggested taking legal action against the platform to prevent the release of more funds.
On the Freedom Convoy donations page, a notice read, "This fundraiser is currently paused and under review to ensure it complies with our terms of service and applicable laws and regulations. Our team is working 24/7 and doing all we can to protect both organizers and donors. Thank you for your patience.”
GoFundMe said, "We strictly prohibit user content that reflects or promotes behavior in support of violence - in this case, the organizer met our requirements and the fundraiser did not violate our Terms of Service at the time of creation.”
Ottawa police said earlier that most of the donations came from the US. The number of protestors in the capital city has reduced. Police Chief Peter Sloly said, "What remains is a highly determined and highly volatile group of unlawful individuals."