GoFundMe has deleted a page that raised more than $10 million for the Freedom Convoy, citing undisclosed evidence that those involved in the convoy has turned from a protest and “become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.” GoFundMe released $1 million to the organizers of the page, before claiming they would spend the rest of the money donated by ordinary people to their preferred charities. The post by GoFundMe originally said that donors could submit a request for a full refund by February 19th. The news was called “fraud” by many online including Florida Governor
It’s Thursday in North America, and the truckers are going nowhere. Did The Simpson’s predict this soon-to-be international protest? Are the Canadian military about to intervene? What is happening in Saskatchewan? Trudeau Hasn’t Called in the Military…Yet. Prime Minister-in-hiding Justin Trudeau has denied that he intends to send Canada’s troops to clear protestors from Ottawa. Capital Police Chief Peter Sloly admitted many protestors left the area throughout the week, but at least 250 remain. Numbers are expected to swell again this weekend. And while Trudeau has toyed with the idea, there has been no formal request for a military intervention.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still in hiding, Canada’s main news network is claiming the Freedom Convoy is a Russian operation, and Facebook is trying to stop an American Freedom Convoy from organizing. US Truckers Censored by Facebook. A Facebook group dedicated to organizing an American trucker convoy from California to Washington, D.C. has been removed by Mark Zuckerberg’s platform. The group’s organizer, Jeremy Johnson, called the move “censorship at its finest,” during an interview with Fox & Friends. Johnson’s personal account was also removed from Facebook. He has contacted a civil rights attorney to discuss next steps against the platform.
The Freedom Convoy 2022 is an ongoing protest in Canada, wherein truckers from across the country are joining forces to demand the return of the nation’s freedoms from COVID-19 vaccine mandates and more. One specific vaccine mandate was introduced into law in Canada on January 15th, and requires truckers to either accept the experimental vaccination or quarantine for two weeks every time they enter in the country. More than 16,000 truckers may lose their careers should the mandate remain in place. U.S.-Canadian Border Blockage Deemed “Unlawful”. Earlier on Tuesday, the Freedom Convoy reached the U.S.-Canada border between Alberta and Montana.
The Biden White House is requiring all non-U.S. citizens – including Mexican and Canadian truck drivers – to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the country via all land ports of entry and ferry terminals. The move is certain to exacerbate existing supply chain issues in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the new policy on January 22nd: “The Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination,” explained Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “These new restrictions will apply to