American truck driver plans protest like Canada, accepting cryptocurrency donations
American truck driver plans protest like Canada, accepting cryptocurrency donations.
While the Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday tried to quell the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa by sending police officers to their camp, the US version of the protests, dubbed the “People’s Convoy,” is underway. To date, the US convoy has raised more than $100,000, according to the American Foundation for Civil Liberties & Freedom.
US version of the protest
For the past few weeks, the world has been watching the Freedom Convoy protests in Canada, with hundreds of truckers taking part in the event. They demonstrated on the streets of downtown Ottawa against the Covid-19 vaccine regulation that applies to the trucking industry. More recently, the Canadian government enacted the Emergencies Act after Trudeau said he would do “whatever is necessary” to end the protests in Ottawa.
The National Police in Canada have also sent letters to crypto exchanges asking them to select more than 20 crypto addresses.
This comes after Gofundme shut down a fundraiser for Freedom Convoy and its crypto fundraiser supporters. In addition, Trudeau warned that more crypto accounts would be targeted and dispatched police to the Freedom Convoy camp to arrest those who continued to protest.
Donation Website | Source: People’s Convoy
Meanwhile, a convoy is also planned in the United States and local drivers are beginning to attract media attention. The convoy was called “People’s Convoy” and the group said “it is time to end the national declaration of emergency regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and restore our nation’s constitution”. Website that allows truck drivers Sign up Participate in a “legitimate” protest. According to the website, as of Friday, February 18, donations “now total more than $100,000.”
Bitcoin, ETH donations are accepted
People’s Convoy supporters can donate to the rally, which is scheduled to begin on February 22 and depart from California on February 23. Riders can also join the convoy as it travels through various states all the way to Washington DC. An organization called the American Foundation for Civil Liberties & Freedom accepts donations on its website, and donors can deposit by credit card, Paypal, or cryptocurrency. The donation portal leads to a book page Show BTC and ETH addresses.
Source: American Foundation for Civil Liberties and Liberties
Both addresses received a few thousand dollars each in Bitcoin and ETH. At the time of writing, the BTC address has raised 0.0689 BTC, or $2.752 at current prices. The ETH wallet has 28 transactions and has collected 1.5549 ETH or $4,312.
People’s Convoy also receives national attention from mainstream media publications such as The Epoch Times, Newsmax and Newsweek. contributors to items by Mother Jones, Kiera Butler calls People’s Convoy an “American convoy of extremists”.
Senator Melissa Melendez has tweet:
“California truckers are fed up with the federal government’s endless emergency mask and vaccine orders. They will taxi off Interstate 40 east of Barstow on February 23.”
While riders taking part in the people’s convoy are covered by certain media publications, supporters of the group’s Telegram chat channel continue to preach the mission at hand. The goal appears to be not only to end the National Emergency, but also to uphold the US Constitution.
In the past two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, liberal activists believe the constitution has been trampled on by extremist politicians. The People’s Convoy website highlights the stated goals, and another goal is to send a message to American officials. The website statement states:
“To the elected officials we believe command us: they work for us. The Constitution was written to give sufficient agency at the national level, but not to permit the deprivation of the people’s basic rights.
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