Photos And Video From The Anonymous Protest of Scientology in New York

Let me know if you have any problems playing that. It's twice the bitrate of your average YouTube video and your computer may not be able to handle it. If that's the case I'll gladly upload a lower bitrate version for you to watch.

Many of them came only in suit and tie. In the freezing cold.

Oh the wit!

This gentleman can't wait to get home and "Google" all the material he's been handed!


The blind guy that came to the protest was kind of a downer. I know it wasn't his fault, but still...

The Anonymous are cat people. So am I.

Humor aside, I found it all very interesting. They didn't act like people at a nerd convention. The demonstration was carried out like almost any other protest I've been to. I say "almost" because without a leader to direct them their chanting would sometimes blend into each other. Anonymous' message, and I suppose a large point of the whole thing, was to clarify that they don't hate Scientologists. They were protesting--in their words now--it's deceitful practices. I'm trying not to be opinionated about this but it's difficult not to be when you've been presented with eye opening information.

It should be mentioned that Rev. John Carmichael, the President of the Church of Scientology in New York, made an appearance. You have to give him credit for that. You have to realize the protestors put him in a defensive position. They're out there, and they're telling everyone that he lies and he steals. That's an uphill battle! I say good for him. No, nothing at all was accomplished, but honking cars, loud protestors and zero degree weather aren't ideal conditions to have a debate.

Here are links to a Wikipedia page, Scientology's website, and an Scientology protest site. In this way I hope you'll be able to see it from all sides--neutral, pro and con.

In before testicles.

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