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Elon Musk: GoFundMe ‘skilled thieves’ for withholding $10M from anti-vax rally

Tesla founder Elon Musk slammed GoFundMe for hypocrisy after the fundraising web site reduce ties with a convoy of anti-vaxx Canadian truckers.

“Double-standard?” quipped Musk on Twitter, whereas sharing a screenshot of a June 2020 tweet GoFundMe posted in help of Seattle’s lawless CHOP, or the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, an “autonomous zone” the place riots broke out and police weren’t permitted to enter.

He additionally known as GoFundMe “Skilled Thieves.”

Hundreds of truckers within the “Freedom Convoy” rolled into Ottawa on Jan. 29, lots of them blocking roads outdoors of Parliament buildings, honking loudly and brandishing Canadian flags and “F–okay [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau” banners.

GoFundMe blocked the discharge of just about $10 million in donations to the group earlier Friday, in reference to “the promotion of violence and harassment” throughout the Ottawa protest.

The ‘Freedom Convoy’ rolled in Ottawa this week.
AFP by way of Getty Photos

“We now have proof from legislation enforcement that the beforehand peaceable demonstration has turn out to be an occupation, with police studies of violence and different illegal exercise,” GoFundMe wrote in a press release.

Donors have till Feb. 19 to ask for a refund, and the remainder of the cash the group raised could be allotted to “credible and established charities” chosen by Freedom Convoy organizers, the positioning mentioned.

A screenshot of the convoy's controversial GoFundMe page.
A screenshot of the convoy’s controversial GoFundMe web page.

On Wednesday, Fb took down a web page created by US truckers who had been planning to trip from California to Washington DC for the same protest.

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