PayPal Blocks Site That Helped Raise Funds For Capitol Riots

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

12th Jan, 2021. 06:25 pm

PayPal Holding has blocked GiveSendGo, a crowdfunding site after it helped raise funds for people who attended the horrific event that happened when Trump’s supporters clashed against the police at the Capitol.

PayPal also said that it has also closed the account of Ali Alexander, one of the organizers of the gathering.

Online platforms and social media companies are taking action against those who encouraged or were involved in last week’s violence in the U.S. Capitol.

As per Twitter, the micro-blogging since Friday has suspended more than 70,000 accounts that were initially made to share QAnon content after the assault on the Capitol building.

US Protest

US Capitol Hill in Washington, witnessed unprecedented scenes as violent clashes broke out between supporters of sitting President Donald Trump and the police.

The protesters tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps and were met by officers in riot gear.

The violence also included the fatal shooting of a woman.

Trump Officially Concedes Defeat In Presidential Election

Earlier, US President Donald Trump had formally conceded defeat to his political rival, Joe Biden, in the presidential election.

According to the details, Donald Trump admitted his defeat in the November 3 presidential election for the first time.

The “formal transfer” was announced by Congress on January 20, after the vote count ended, confirming the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

It is believed that Donald Trump’s statement of defeat came at a time when a crowd of his supporters stormed the Capitol Hill building and witnessed unprecedented scenes of destruction.

Meanwhile, members of Congress were forced to go into hiding, offices were vandalized and Congress affairs were suspended for six hours.

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!” Donald Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter via his social media director.

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