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Threats Force Ottawa Cafe Owner to Close Business After Name Appears in Hacked List of Freedom Convoy Donors

Ottawa cafe owner was on list of convoy donors after fundraising site hacked
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Feb, 14, 2022.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Feb, 14, 2022.

Tammy Giuliani, owner of Stella Luna Gelato Café in Ottawa, Canada, was forced to shut down her business after an onslaught of threats was made because of her donation to the Ottawa trucker convoy protesting against coronavirus restrictions.

Giuliani donated $250 to the Freedom Convoy via fundraising platform GiveSendGo. After the site suffered a data breach, Giuliani’s contribution was made public, and her restaurant began to receive phone calls threatening vandalism and violence.

“We got a call from the team saying, ‘We’re getting phone calls here,'” Giuliani told the Ottawa Citizen. “I said, ‘What’s going on?’ and they said, ‘They’re threatening to throw bricks through our window. They’re threatening to come and get us.’ We said, ‘Lock the door and we’ll find out what’s going on.'”

The Canadian trucker convoy has made headlines for weeks as the truckers protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the capital of Ottawa. Truckers have parked in populated areas of Ottawa and are honking their horns incessantly.

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