After GoFundMe suspended its fundraising website, a Canadian trucker caravan is seeking legal assistance.
After GoFundMe disabled their fundraising page, Canadian truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions stated they are seeking legal counsel.
The Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms said that it is representing Freedom Convoy 2022 in Ottawa and that it «has a team of lawyers on the ground providing legal support and advice.»
For the past week, truckers have been blocking the streets of Ottawa in protest of a law that requires Canadian truckers to be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to escape a 14-day quarantine while crossing the border from the United States.
The GoFundMe page was put up by Tamara Lich, the head of Canada’s Maverick Party, and other organizers to help the truckers who went from Vancouver to the capital, starting with fuel costs and moving on to food and shelter charges if needed.
The campaign achieved its $10 million goals, but GoFundMe halted it while it investigates any infractions.
The convoy’s critics have focused on its methods and alleged ties to more extreme groups unrelated to the original trucking protest.
A notification at the top of the convoy’s GoFundMe website read, «This campaign is now suspended and under evaluation to verify it complies with our terms of service and applicable laws and regulations.» «Our crew is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we’re doing everything we can to protect both organizers and donors.» «I appreciate your patience.»
This week, the trucker frenzy spread south of the border.
Truckers in the United States who are planning a «Convoy to D.C. 2022» claim that Facebook has taken down their planning page. According to a spokeswoman for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, this group was banned «for frequently breaking our policy around QAnon.»