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Kamloops and area residents donated $39,000 to Freedom Convoy movement

According to a leaked document, city donations total $13,054, while rural areas gave $26,068. Donations ranged from $10 to $1,000 in Kamloops and from $10 to $1,600 in rural areas
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Trucks parked in Ottawa during the protest of vaccine mandates.

Hundreds of donations intended for Freedom Convoy protestors were made by Kamloops and area residents, according to a leaked document following a reported hack of donation website GiveSendGo.

The document lists the details for 92,844 donations totalling $8.24 million, made between Feb. 1 and Feb. 10.

Donations via GiveSendGo picked up after another donation platform, GoFundMe, put a stop to the convoy’s campaign and said it had received evidence from law enforcement that "the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity."

Donations via GiveSendGo have also ceased and the website is now offline, but pledges to return.

The leaked document contains donors’ first and last names, their postal code or ZIP code, a donation message and the amount donated.

More than half of all the donations — 51,666 — came from the United States, totalling $3.62 million. Canadian donations made up most of the rest, with 36,202 donations totalling $4.31 million.

There were 126 donations listed as coming from Kamloops postal codes and another 199 among the surrounding rural area with postal codes starting with V0E.

City donations total $13,054, while rural areas gave $26,068. Donations ranged from $10 to $1,000 in Kamloops and from $10 to $1,600 in rural areas.

Most of the messages included voice support for the convoy and for "freedom" in general. Some address vaccine mandates, while others refer to popular conspiracy theories, such as the "plandemic."