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GoFundMe Bans Raising Funds for Protest Travel

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 January 2021 05:06 PM EST

GoFundMe has prohibited fundraisers raising money for travel to political protests on its platform following the riot by President Donald Trump's supporters in the Capitol last week.

"Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement, according to The Hill, which noted the website will continue to remove fundraisers related to travel to political events that have a "risk of violence by the attendees."

The company added, "We strongly condemn the violence and attempted insurrection and will continue to remove fundraisers that attempt to spread misinformation about the election, promote conspiracy theories and contribute to or participate in attacks on U.S. democracy."

CNN Business notes the website was a popular place for Trump supporters to raise money for travel before the violent events last Wednesday.

"Over the last several months and leading up to the rally and subsequent violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, GoFundMe removed several fundraisers attempting to challenge the legitimate results of the 2020 election," the company said.

Theodore Bunker

Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.

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GoFundMe has prohibited fundraisers raising money for travel to political protests on its platform following the riot by President Donald Trump's supporters in the Capitol last week.
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