London anti-scientology protest 12.07.08

‘Operation cult’s closed’ took place in two locations across London. First was the ‘Church of Scientology’ London,146 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BY.
The second was ‘Scientology & Dianetics Centre’: 68 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0BB.
Around 200-ish people attended, most wearing masks from the ‘Anonymous’ movement.

The demonstrators see Scientology not as a religion, worthy of having a ‘church’, but as a dangerous cult. The atmosphere was happy, loud and chaotic.

When I left around 4 it was all going off peacefully. Lots of flyers were being given out and people were honking their horns in support. People passing seemed keen to offer more support to the protesters than to the ‘Church’ of Scientology – in fact, many people present spoke of having negative previous experiences with Scientology.
It seems the masks are necessary as there have been allegations of Scientologists harrassing demonstrators after previous events.

For more info on the ‘Anonymous’ movement, here is their London site:
http://www.londonlulz.com

Note: Article contains photos of the protests.

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