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OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – Canadian truckers protesting federal vaccine mandates have raised almost $1 million in Bitcoin donations since being de-platformed by GoFundMe last week.  

Partnering with the truckers, a group of Canadian Bitcoin enthusiasts using the moniker “HonkHonk Hodl” has used a cryptocurrency crowdfunding website called Tallycoin to bring in $908,825 CAD from 4,836 donors at the time of publishing. 

“Legacy financial infrastructure can sometimes be politicized and clamped down upon, whereas Bitcoin is a truly censorship-resistant method of communicating value,” the group wrote on Tallycoin. 

“Don’t allow your voices to be silenced, and don’t allow your financial sovereignty to be trampled upon,” they added. 

The truckers also released a video from Ottawa explaining why they are using Bitcoin to accept donations.

“We have a really clear financial objective for the freedom convoy and that is to receive global donations from individuals who want to support the convoy in their stand for freedom, and we need to be able to do that without any obstruction,” said Bitcoin team-lead for the truckers, ‘Nick‘.

“And so, as we’ve learned from GoFundMe, when you use a third-party platform to receive funds from donors, it creates a critical vulnerability through censorship, whether that’s the company itself or whether that’s governments or municipalities pressuring those companies… It can put things in jeopardy,” he continued.

“And what we’re learning is that, even if we use a third-party donation platform that isn’t a choke point and won’t censor us, the Canadian banking system is actually also a critical vulnerability because of the government control, so if we open a bank account there is still ‘Big Brother’ that can go there and have that shut down.”

Nick added: “It’s a global financial network that is uncensorable, permission-less and, when you custody it properly, it’s unconfiscatable.”

The Bitcoin team said the power of cryptocurrencies were seen in the many donations accepted by truckers from around the world, with the convoy even receiving a donation from a doctor in Nigeria.

“He did so without asking anyone permission; it could not be stopped and he basically did it for free – a fraction of a fraction of a penny is what it cost him to send that.”

Truckers in the Freedom Convoy have meanwhile been supported to the tune of $8,287,676 USD on GiveSendGofollowing their controversially de-platforming by crowdfunding giant GoFundMe last Friday. Approximately $7,782,000 USD had been raised for the truckers on the website.

In canceling the Freedom Convoy’s fundraiser, GoFundMe had said they would reimburse only those donors who applied for refunds, and that the company planned to give the rest to “credible and established charities.” However, following a public outcry, they were quickly forced into giving automatic refunds to all donors.

The company said: “GoFundMe supports peaceful protests, and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created… We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.”

Despite these claims of violence, the Freedom Convoy has been peaceful. One Ottawa resident who spends time near Parliament said that he has seen “no violence or harassment” and that he could “walk about freely and safely.”

Canadian lawyer Nicholas Wansbutter said that there “is no factual basis” to support the narrative that the Freedom Convoy has brought violence to Ottawa.

Before the fundraiser was dropped by the woke crowdfunding platform, the funds were frozen. Convoy spokeswoman and organizer Tamara Lich told reporters that the group had been working hard with GoFundMe to work out the “legal details” of disbursing such a massive sum of money.

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This is an excellent show of support for the international cause of freedom from intrusive medical mandates, but Canada's truckers still find themselves a foremost target of their government, at both the federal and, now, local levels.

In fact, Mayor Jim Watson has even instituted an entirely unnecessary and politically-motivated "state of emergency" in Ottawa simply due to the truckers' presence there.

So if you haven't already, please SIGN this important petition, which calls on Prime Minister Trudeau and his pro-mandate allies to acknowledge the medical autonomy of working people by reversing course in the federal strategy to combat Covid.

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Canadian truckers are fighting back against Justin Trudeau's Covid overreach and medical tyranny, and are giving people across the country -- and the world -- a new voice for freedom!

These truckers, like millions of other Canadians, have been subjected to unprecedented medical coercion, manipulation, and intimidation on behalf of Trudeau's liberal government, and, with their livelihoods on the line, they have risen to meet the moment by bringing their cause directly to Ottawa in the form of a massive Freedom Convoy!

But, unsurprisingly, they are still being met with resistance by extreme politicians who wish to exercise complete control over these truckers' -- and all Canadians' -- medical autonomy, which is why we're asking you to show your support for these brave, hardworking men and women by adding your name and your voice to their cause.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to back off these truckers, change course in his approach to Covid, and support the medical autonomy of the truckers and all working Canadians going forward.

Like millions of Canadian workers across the country, truckers are being required by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to get the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, or face a 14-day quarantine period if and when they cross the border into the United States to make their deliveries.

These truckers were categorized as "essential workers" (which they most certainly are) during the worst days of the Covid crisis, when lockdowns were the universal norm and millions of people were forced out of their jobs and offices. Even so, they remained on the job through it all, ensuring that essentials were available to people in every corner of the country, even when some businesses were shut down and strict rules were in place that made something as simple as grocery shopping a challenge for millions.

In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau went out of his way to compliment these men and women back in March of 2020, tweeting the following:

While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that - like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can.

In fact, But just yesterday, Trudeau went on the record at a press conference labeling these truckers everything from "racists" to "Nazis" in a simply stunning reversal from his earlier comments.

So why the sudden change in attitude from the Prime Minister?

Because, as it turns out, these truckers are refusing to sit idly by while their rights -- and the rights of millions of working Canadians -- remain under attack like never before, and they are standing up to Trudeau and challenging his government's radical medical tyranny head-on.

With their livelihoods on the line, these truckers decided it was time to take action.

This past weekend, the #FreedomConvoy led a 50-mile-long caravan of what's estimated to be thousands of truckers from across Canada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where they staged a monumental demonstration to protest Trudeau's vaccination mandate.

In addition, truckers from across the United States (who are similarly fighting to preserve their own medical freedoms against a power-hungry federal government) also joined the Freedom Convoy to stand in solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

This massive, now-international movement to restore the individual rights of these truckers and all working people after nearly two years' worth of lockdowns, mandates, and vast government overreach and infringement is taking Ottawa -- and all of Canada -- by storm.

Look no further than the trucker's GoFundMe, which has raised $10 million in support of their cause -- more than what was raised by either of Canada's two major political parties during the last financial quarter of 2021.

The grassroots are clearly on their side (and the side of freedom), but even so, Trudeau remains unmoved...

He has dismissed the truckers and their supporters as a "small fringe," and has even accused the organizers of the Freedom Convoy and its participants of holding "unacceptable views."


But Justin Trudeau is wrong: These hardworking men and women are not racists or Nazis, and they are certainly not a fringe group -- they are patriotic, freedom-loving Canadians who refuse to stand down when being faced with egregious medical tyranny on the federal government's part, and who are using their constitutional right(s) to freedom of speech and expression to be a unified voice for millions of others faced with similar medical mandates.

And they need our support.


So please, take a few minutes now to SIGN and SHARE this important petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse course by supporting these truckers (and all working Canadians) by abandoning intrusive, unconstitutional vaccination mandates for working people going forward.

This petition will be delivered, in person, to both Prime Minister Trudeau and the leaders of the Freedom Convoy.

Let's show Justin Trudeau, once and for all, that the desire to live and work freely is not just limited to a "small fringe," but rather the inherent right of ALL Canadians and their millions of backers from across the globe -- including YOU!

Thank you!


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Canada’s trucker convoy has shown the world it’s possible to push back against COVID tyranny':  https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/canadas-trucker-convoy-has-shown-the-world-its-possible-to-push-back-against-covid-tyranny/

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Justice Centre for Charter Freedoms lawyer Keith Wilson, who has been hired by the Freedom Convoy, said at the press conference that they “welcomed” the “heightened caution” that GoFundMe was exercising given the circumstances. 

Nonetheless, the Freedom Convoy fundraiser was dropped Friday.   

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who supports the truckers and Canadian freedom, tweeted his intent to have GoFundMe investigated for “deceptive practices.”   

 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that he had assembled a team to investigate the “BLM-backing company” that “went woke.”   

Elon Musk reacted to the news by intimating that GoFundMe were thieves.  

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