RCMP asks crypto exchanges to halt trading for wallets connected to truck convoy protests

As reported by Canadian information outlet The Globe and Mail, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Canada’s federal police pressure) despatched letters to a number of cryptocurrency exchanges demanding that they “stop facilitating any transactions” with greater than 30 particular cryptocurrency pockets addresses linked to the continued truck protests within the nation. The letter writes:

“Any details about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of those addresses, is to be disclosed instantly to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Simply two days prior, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, representing the ruling Liberal Social gathering of Canada, invoked the Emergencies Act in response to a convoy of truckers occupying the nation’s capital (Ottawa) in protest of COVID-19 well being and vaccine restrictions. The protest has been ongoing for 20 days. Beneath the Act, banks have the discretional energy to freeze Freedom Convoy’ protest financial institution accounts with no civil liabilities.

Protesters have raised over $19 million in funds by way of the fundraising platforms GoFundMe and GiveSendGo. Nevertheless, these funds have been blocked from reaching the convoy. Because of this, protestors based the HonkHonk Hodl group and raised almost $1 million by way of the Tallycoin BTC fundraising platform, pending distribution.

This morning, it seems protestors within the Ottawa downtown space got an ultimatum, by way of written letters, to “go away now” or face potential fines or jail time. As well as, the Emergencies Act permits for the prohibition of journey to sure areas. “Anybody coming to Ottawa to hitch the continued demonstration is breaking the legislation,” the discover says.