Truckers protesting mandates in Canada had an account set up on the GoFundMe platform, and to say the least, it’s not up anymore. The truckers have gathered in Ottawa, Canada, to push back on the government and convince them to remove the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers in the country and at the border. Millions of people support truckers through monetary donations, supplies, navigational support, and plenty of positive posts throughout every social media platform. The truckers aren’t there to fight, harm, burn, steal, or overthrow a government.
GoFundMe initially paused the account because it was under review. The convoy of truckers is a protest, so, understandably, there would be a review because there was over $1 million donated. However, it should have been more than clear that the trucker’s convoy is nothing more than a protest under the review.
It wasn’t only GoFundMe that made this decision. Political voices have pushed the platform to remove the account.
Jim Watson, Ottawa Mayor tweeted:
The tweet was one of three, and the others noted that the truckers engaged in unlawful behavior, and Watson asked other platforms to remove any support for the convoy.
In the not-so-distant past, GoFundMe has voiced unwavering support for the type of activity that they claim the truckers are engaging in.
On July 2, 2020, GoFundMe tweeted, “In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people & bringing them closer together. Learn how you can support Marcus’ mission within the CHOP.
Perhaps the truckers aren’t going far enough. Maybe GoFundMe sees them as amateur protesters. Would it be better if the truckers burnt buildings, forced local businesses in Ottawa to give them money for protection, and murdered people instead of peacefully protesting?
The truth is, if you’re not a Democrat, you get nothing, and you’ll be happy about it. The mandate protests are necessary because any mandate takes away citizens’ freedom of medical choice for a political party that’s been against big pharma. Now they bow down to big pharma in exchange for a false sense of personal safety.
Elon Musk went after GoFundMe by tweeting a picture mocking them and saying, “It’s not my money.”
GiveSendGo also took a shot. It turns out that they’re more popular than GoFundMe. After all, they don’t kick people off of their platform because they’re exercising their rights.
People love freedom and when they can express it without being censored. People can come together for a good cause and agree, work together, and make a change in this world if they’re allowed.