In a statement PayPal Holdings Inc said it has blocked GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site which helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s event in Washington after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, visited en mass at the Capitol.
PayPal confirmed that it has closed an account held by Ali Alexander, one of the organizers of the gathering.
Supporters of the U.S. President stormed the U.S. Capitol after emergence of allegations of cheating by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who has won the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Numerous videos on social media, including on Twitter, have been shared showing widespread voter fraud. Trump has challenged Biden’s election win and had initially praised his supporters for the mass gathering but has condemned the violence.
According to a report from Bloomberg, PayPal has closed an account held by Joy In Liberty, one of the groups that paid for supporters of Trump to travel to Washington.