This Saturday the Internet based ‘activist group’ Anonymous, of whom I wrote about recently, are taking to the streets once again to protest the Church of Scientology. This, the 4th International protest, is entitled Battletoad Earth: Operation Fair Game Stop, a cunning play on the L. Ron Hubbard authored movie Battlefield Earth, and the alleged ‘Fair Game’ policy adopted by the COS to attack its detractors:

“ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” – L. Ron Hubbard

Sinister words indeed, but what puzzles me is the churches lack of retaliation. One would think that if your church was being protested by thousands of masked protestors, you would make a big deal of it?

Anyway, the protest is set to begin worldwide at 11am and, in London, will take place initially at the Queen Victoria Street Scientology Centre and the later at the Tottenham Court Road property. Whatever happens, these events are normally well natured (on the part of Anonymous at least) and actually quite good fun. 

on a side note, has anyone ever considered the amount of money the manufacturers of the V for Vendetta masks must have made from these events? just a thought.

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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