GoFundMe page for Freedom Convoy 2022 is under review
The Ottawa demonstrators against vaccine passports and vaccine mandates may have a problem gaining access to more than $10 million raised on their behalf.
GoFundMe has issued a statement that the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign on its website "is currently paused and under review".
That's because GoFundMe wants to ensure that it complies with its terms of service. The company states that it will not support anything that "reflects or promotes behavior that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be an abuse of power or in support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, serious disabilities or diseases".
During the Ottawa demonstrations, people have taken photos of Nazi and Confederate flags.
In addition, there have been displays of nooses, as well as at least one sign calling for the assassination of Justin Trudeau.
Those signs and flags are visible in the video below.
Police have stated that they've received indications that guns have been brought to the protest.
Several people have complained on Twitter that they've received refunds from GoFundMe in connection with the Truckers Convoy 2022 fundraiser.
Others have expressed rage in other ways, with Kelly Anne Wolfe/Farkas calling on truckers to surround GoFundMe's buildings and essentially take the company's staff hostage.
The people named as the organizers of the fundraiser are Maverick Party secretary Tamara Lich and former People's Party of Canada candidate B.J. Dichter.
Dichter retweeted the message below to convey that the demonstrators are peace-loving activists who love Canada.
Dichter, a Bitcoin investor, has raised the possibility of raising money with this cryptocurrency to continue funding the demonstration.