Here's how the so-called Freedom Convoy is still raising 'thousands of dollars' per minute even without GoFundMe - 2022-02-05

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F94.png Here's how the so-called Freedom Convoy is still raising 'thousands of dollars' per minute even without GoFundMe February 5, 2022, Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star

OTTAWA — Organizers of the so-called "Freedom Convoy" have already raised more than $1.4 million through a new online fundraising service, after police reports from the protesters occupying the streets around Parliament Hill prompted GoFundMe to shut down their original donation page.

The new fundraiser is hosted by GiveSendGo, a similar online service that describes itself as the "#1 Free Christian Crowdfunding Site" and was used to raise money for groups including the far-right Proud Boys that participated in the 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, according to a data breach from the site reported on by the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper in April.

As of Saturday evening, the new "Freedom Convoy 2022" fundraiser that organizers advertised on social media had received more than $1.4 million in donations, with a total goal of $16 million, to focus for now on the cost of fuel for the protests, according to the new page.

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{{cite news | first = Alex | last = Ballingall | author2 = Grant LaFleche | title = Here's how the so-called Freedom Convoy is still raising 'thousands of dollars' per minute even without GoFundMe | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/02/05/heres-how-the-so-called-freedom-convoy-is-still-raising-thousands-of-dollars-per-minute-even-without-gofundme.html | work = Toronto Star | date = February 5, 2022 | accessdate = February 8, 2022 }}