The Biden administration is calling on the Canadian government to put an end to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ movement. It represents an escalation of the U.S. and Canadian goverrnments’ efforts to crush the peaceful protests.
The White House on Thursday called on the Trudeau government to use its federal powers to “end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions,” the AP reported.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discussed the situation with Canadian officials. They urged their Canadian counterparts “to use Federal powers to resolve this situation at our joint border,” the report noted.
The protests have even forced automobile factories to scale back production, as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is offering to intervene to end the trucker-led embargo. She issued the following statement on the standoff.
“My message is simple: Reopen traffic on the bridge,” she said.
“It is imperative that Canadian local, provincial, and national governments de-escalate this economic blockade,” she added. “They must take all necessary and appropriate steps to immediately and safely reopen traffic so we can continue growing our economy, supporting good-paying jobs and lowering costs for families.”
Tucker Carlson on his show Thursday reported back-channel talk that the Whitmer regime may be offering the Canadian authorities heavy equipment to forcibly remove tractor trailers.
TUCKER: There is a report just out, we can’t verify it, but that the Governor of Michigan…has offered Canadian authorities the use of heavy equipment to move trucks off the Ambassador Bridge…
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) February 11, 2022
The Freedom Convoy has successfully pressured two Canadian provinces into lifting tyrannical Covid restrictions, but the Premier of Ontario has made it clear he doesn’t intend to make it a third.
The premier for Canada’s most populous province, Doug Ford, issued an order on Thursday. The premier’s statement reads as follows:
“Today, the Attorney General brought an application in the Superior Court of Justice for an order pursuant to section 490.8 of the Criminal Code prohibiting any person from disposing of, or otherwise dealing with, in any manner whatsoever, any and all monetary donations made through the Freedom Convoy 2022 and Adopt-a-Trucker campaign pages on the GiveSend Go online fundraising platform.”
“This afternoon, the order was issued,” the premier said. “It binds any and all parties with possession or control over these donations.”
The GiveSendGo campaign for Freedom Convoy 2022 had just cleared 8 million dollars.
On Thursday night, GoSendMe issued a fiery retort to the Canadian government.
Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo. All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.
— GiveSendGo (@GiveSendGo) February 11, 2022
“Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo,” the company wrote. “All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.”
GoFundMe has seized more than $10 million in funds for Freedom Convoy 2022 that was intended to fund truckers standing up for Canadians’ human rights. The left-wing crowdsourcing platform claimed that the “peaceful demonstration has become an occupation” now.
The Ottawa Police department claimed responsibility for telling GoFundMe to shut it down.
GoFundMe states that it is allowing refunds or allowing the money to be sent to “credible charities.” The platform does has a message for people to “submit a request” to get their donations back.
State attorney generals are now investigating crowd-sourcing platform GoFundMe for alleged fraud for claiming the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraisers had violated its Terms of Service.
The Ottawa Police have been ratcheting up their pressure on the peaceful protesters, even going so far as to confiscate fuel and firewood.
The Ottawa police confiscating fire wood from Freedom Convoy protesters. pic.twitter.com/o9JMDN9HlS
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) February 10, 2022
“Ottawa police had issued a warning earlier Monday that ‘anyone found bringing fuel to the demonstration trucks in the red zone could be subject to arrest and charges,'” the Daily Mail reported.
On Sunday, Ottawa Police and a SWAT team raided a camp to seize fuel.
MSNBC has smeared the Freedom Truckers as “insurrectionists,” and the network is warning that the same might happen to the Biden administration during the Super Bowl.
“Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hearing rumblings that the protests could arrive stateside around Super Bowl Sunday,” the Daily Mail reported.
“DHS is warning law enforcement and public safety that a ‘prolonged trucker convoy’ protesting vaccine mandates could begin on February 13, when the Super Bowl is scheduled to be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles,” the Mail added.
“The convoy could severely disrupt transportation, federal government, and law enforcement operations through gridlock and potential counter protests,” the DHS warning states in a classified document that was obtained by Yahoo News.
It is a sad day for free people everywhere when the one-time ‘shining city on a hill’ is calling on another nation’s government to crush peaceful protests.
The United States of America used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But under the Biden regime, it is the land of petty tyrants and the home of gutless cowards.
GiveSendGo Issues Fiery Response to Canadian Government After Announcement It Was ‘Freezing’ $8 Million in Funds
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