The Canadian trucker protest or “Freedom Convoy” has gotten the attention of very powerful people, to judge by the unprecedented government actions being taken against the blue-collar revolt against COVID-related restrictions on free people’s rights.
The Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo is currently unreachable on the World Wide Web, just after the truckers’ money-haul was frozen by an Ontario court and the protest’s page on the site appeared to have been hacked, reported Newsweek.
The protesters had drawn more than $8 million in support of their cause as they continue to blockade roads in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and in Windsor, location of the busiest road-shipping border-crossing between the U.S. and Canada. The protests, which have been associated with the anti-vaccination movement and freedom from government overreach, have gathered momentum all over the world.
Canada’s Toronto-Dominion Bank also has frozen $1.1 million in donations made to Freedom Convoy protesters through GiveSendGo.
The crowdfunding website GoFundMe already turned on the truckers on Feb. 5, proving its worthlessness to anyone who doesn’t align with its management’s leftist politics.
The protest began as a gesture against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate for truck drivers to quarantine if they are unvaccinated and need to cross the border with the U.S. The movement has now started to challenge wider COVID-19 restrictions such as lockdowns and government-mandated masks.
Early on Feb. 14 Mikael Thalen, a reporter for the Daily Dot, tweeted that the GiveSendGo website was redirecting to the domain GiveSendGone.wtf with a video from the Disney film Frozen set as a backdrop to a denunciation of the website and the Freedom Convoy. Thalen said that a file allegedly containing the names of tens of thousands of Freedom Convoy donors has also been leaked, but that had not been verified on Feb.14.
The website now leads to a blank white page saying “Application under maintenance we will be back very soon.”