The massed ‘Freedom Convoy 2022’ of Canadian truckers currently stationed around the capital Ottawa is close to raising $10m to support its cause of defeating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “political overreach,” according to the protest GoFundMe page.
The GoFundMe page set up by the organisers clearly shows Tuesday the money pouring in to the cause from across the nation.
According to the record, Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada raised $3.7m during the last quarter of 2021, with the opposition Conservative Party of Canada ranking a close second with over $3m during the same period.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have reportedly fled their home in Ottawa for “a secret location,” as thousands of truckers traveling in a “freedom convoy” to protest vaccine mandates made their way to its capital city. https://t.co/ZMKF6EEw8z
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The New Democratic Party raised $1.8m, which was followed by the Green Party of Canada which raised about $800,000.
However, the “Freedom Convoy 2022” protest has already raised $9,553,300 CAD of its desired $10,000,000 goal, defeating the argument used by detractors that the convoy is somehow made up of outsiders, misfits and those living on the edge of civilised society.
The fundraising page claims it wants freedom from the Trudeau administration coronavirus restrictions which he is “implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods”.
The money raised by the demonstrators will be used to pay for fuel, food and lodgings of the participating trucks.
“We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people,” the GoFundMe page reads.