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Trucker Convoy crowdfunding campaign removed from GoFundMe

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The company says it has now evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful protest has turned into an occupation, with police reports of violence and other illegal activity.

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According to GoFundMe’s statement, the organizers had provided a plan light for the distribution of the first million dollars and they would have confirmed that these funds would be distributed to the participants who traveled to Ottawa to participate in the convoy.

The crowdfunding platform goes on to say that given the evolving situation, no further funds will be distributed directly to the organizers of the Freedom Convoy; we will work with the organizers to send all remaining funds to credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe.

On the crowdfunding campaign webpage for the convoy, only a reimbursement request form is displayed.

GoFundMe states there that refund requests can be submitted until February 19, 2022 before midnight Pacific Time.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson reacted positively to the news on his Twitter account.

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For their part, the organizers of the convoy have migrated their campaign to the crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, which describes itself as the1 Free Christian Crowdfunding”,”text”:”site #1 Free Christian Crowdfunding”}}”>#1 Free Christian Crowdfunding Site.

Convoy spokeswoman Tamara Lich announced the convoy’s crowdfunding campaign migration in a video released Friday afternoon. Of their goal to raise $16 million, more than 80,000 had been raised by Friday night, according to the website.

Last year, CBC reported that GiveSendGo hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to pay the legal fees of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty by a jury after killing two people and injuring a third in the summer of 2020 during anti-racism protests, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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