Anonymous vs. Church of Scientology

A group of hackers and activists simply called “Anonymous” have taken on the Church of Scientology. First they posted a video message to Scientology.

Anonymous posted a follow-up video, calling for a global protest against Scientology on February 10th.

Prior to the protests, Anonymous posted a video on “Code of Conduct”, detailing 22 very specific rules to follow during the protests.

Rocketboom does a great job summarizing what lead up to the protests and they had several field correspondents who reported on the protests as they took place around the US and in London.

Here’s GETV’s report on yesterday’s protest in front of Scientology in San Francisco. Brock over at SFist also has a write-up on the San Francisco protest.

Sean Bonner shot a bunch of photos at the Los Angeles protest.

Project Chanology / Anonymous vs. Scientology / Los Angeles Feb 10

Anonymous’ recent actions were in party motivated by Church of Scientology’s attempts to force Gawker to remove a video they posted of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology. Along with the protests, Anonymous has recently launched Project Chanology, “a large scale plan to bring down the Church of Scientology in its present form”.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.