BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The video of two men involved in an altercation outside a Church of Scientology has garnered a lot of hits on YouTube, but it happened right here in West Michigan.
Two men protesting the Church of Scientology got more than they bargained for when a man and a woman from the church came out and confronted them last week. Even though they had the right to stand on the sidewalk in front of the Church of Scientology, the two protesters set up across the street for safety and visability, but Scientology members came across the street to engage them in a physical confrontation.
Newschannel 3’s Ranji Sinha spoke to the men in a Newschannel 3 exclusive, and also spoke to the Church of Scientology for their reaction.
The protesters are from a group that calls themselves simply “anonymous” and has been targeting the Church of Scientology for months.
“We weren’t even shouting, we were just there, last month we were warned by the police not to shout at cars and whatever, so we were just standing there across the street.” said one of the men who claims to be one of the individuals in the video, and who wishes to remain anonymous, fearing retaliation from the Church of Scientology.
July 25, 2008