GoFundMe & Trudeau Hijack $9 Million

GoFundMe & Trudeau Hijack $9 Million

The hijacking of $9 million of GoFundMe donations is just part of the increasingly desperate and totalitarian push by the Canadian and US governments to break the increasingly popular Convoy protest movement.

Government officials are now issuing $700 tickets and threatening to arrest anyone who brings fuel or other essential supplies to the truckers. They have also declared a state of emergency in Ottawa, giving police more power to begin towing and removing protestors.

Most shocking of all, the Trudeau regime pressured GoFundMe to withhold more than $9 million in donations from the truckers. It started when Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced the city was contemplating legal action against GoFundMe, in the hope of diverting the donations raised on behalf of the truckers to the city’s coffers.

Watson told CBC his “hope” was that GoFundMe would understand that “this is a completely inappropriate use of dollars.”

GoFundMe quickly caved to the political pressure and threats of legal action and announced they wouldn’t be dispersing the money to the truckers, and instead the money would be rerouted to 'approved charitie's.

Watson took to Twitter to “sincerely thank” GoFundMe for seizing the trucker’s funds and implored other crowdfunding platforms to “take the same position.”

Speaking on the Hill's 'Rising', political commentator Kim Iversen slammed the move as “pure theft.” She said:

“People don’t give money to GoFundMe, people give money to others through GoFundMe. For the platform to take the money and then reroute it to someone other than intended is theft. There’s no other way to put it.”

When donors complained, the platform announced it would offer refunds, but only if, as Iversen put it, donors “jumped through the hoops of filling out forms.”

After several U.S. state attorneys general threatened to sue the crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe announced it would offer automatic refunds.

“Had GoFundMe been allowed to reroute the money, they would have been able to keep their 3% fee, which is probably the reason they didn’t offer refunds automatically,” Iversen argued. “The 3% fee on the $9 million confiscated is about $270,000.”

“Extremely shady stuff,” she said.

The peaceful anti-mandate trucking protests are spreading, and “trouble could be heading to DC,” says Iverson.

“A convoy is forming with the intent to head to the nation’s capital to pressure Biden into dropping the mandates,” she reported. “But of course, Facebook shut down the organizers page.”

“There’s nothing like Big Tech colluding with the government to censor and silence working class protestors,” Iversen said.

The Facebook censorship, however, is quite likely to fail. A few years ago, it would have been a devastating blow, but so many people have already been banned by Facebook - or at least have become aware of the censorship - that they are using less well-known alternative platforms on which to organise. At present these particularly include Telegram and the walkie-talkie app Zello. By the time the pressure now being applied shuts those down, hardcore protesters will already have found fresh alternatives. For as long as the liberal elite desecrate freedom, popular resistance will keep adapting and growing. Deus Vult!