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02-12-2008, 05:41 PM
Thousands of protesters that built from forums all over the world gathered outside of Scientology Churches all across the world on February 10, to protest the anniversary of the death of Lisa McPherson. The protesters are called the "Anonymous" or Anon for short. I find this somewhat ridiculous, but more than 1,000 people protested in LA that day.
It is highly likely that there were more then 9000 people participating in the protest. And remember that not all Anons could show up.

Asia and Oceania:
200-300 in Sydney, Australia
150 in Adelaide, Australia
150 in Melbourne, Australia
100 in Perth, Australia
100 in Brisbane, Australia
5 in Canberra, Australia
15-20 in Auckland, New Zealand
15-20 in Christchurch, New Zealand
6 in Tel Aviv, Israel
1 in Tokyo, Japan
Total: 10 raids, 4 countries, 742-852 people

500-600 in London, United Kingdom
150 in Manchester, United Kingdom
130 in Edinburgh, United Kindom
50 in Birmingham, United Kingdom
20 in Plymouth, United Kingdom
20 in York, United Kingdom
15 in Sunderland, United Kindom
5 in Brighton, United Kingdom
30 in Stockholm, Sweden
25 in Gothenburg, Sweden
12-13 in Malmö, Sweden
25 in Berlin, Germany
20-25 in Duesseldorf, Germany
15-25 in Hamburg, Germany
50 in Copehagen, Denmark
3 in Aarhus. Denmark
6 in Zürich, Switzerland
5 in Geneve, Switzerland
80 in Dublin, Ireland
60 in Oslo, Norway
40-60 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
30 in Brussels, Belgium
20-30 in Paris, France
12 in Vienna, Austria
Total: 24 raids, 11 countries, 1323-1469 people

North America:
500 in Los Angeles, California
200 in San Francisco, California
100 in Sacramento, California
65-70 in San Diego, California
40 in Mountain View, California
25 in Santa Barbara, California
13 in Chico, California
10 in San Jose, California
8 in Santa Cruz, California
320 in New York City, New York
50 in Buffalo, New York
40 in Albany, New York
10-15 in Ontario, New York
25 in Rochester, New York
200 in Austin, Texas
115 in Dallas, Texas
100-150 in Houston, Texas
8 in San Antonio, Texas
200 in Clearwater, Florida
200 in Orlando, Florida
100-110 in Miami, Florida
15 in West Palm Beach, Florida
5 in Broward County, Florida
80 in Colombus, Ohio
75 in Cincinnati, Ohio
15 in Cleveland, Ohio
200 in Seattle, Washington
18 in Bellingham, Washington
70 in Chicago, Illinois
30 in Champaign, Illinois
135 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30-40 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
80 in St. Louis, Missouri
65-70 in Kansas City, Missouri
150 in Detroit, Michigan
20 in Battle Creek, Michigan
60 in Phoenix, Arizona
50 in Tucson, Arizona
90 in Denver, Colorado
12-15 in Boulder, Colorado
45 in Nashville, Tennessee
40 in Memphis, Tennessee
45 in Las Vegas, Nevada
15 in Reno, Nevada
20 in New Orleans, Louisiana
20 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
270 in Boston, Massachusetts
200 in Washington, D.C.
150-200 in Atlanta, Georgia
150-200 in Portland, Oregon
100 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
70 in Salt Lake City, Utah
50 in Charlotte, North Carolina
40 in Louisville, Kentucky
35 in New Haven, Connecticut
35 in Richmond, Virginia
25-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana
25 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
25 in Wichita, Kansas
20 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17-20 in Honolulu, Hawaii
16 in Anchorage, Alaska
9 in Boise, Idaho
5 in Brunswick, Maine
1 in Biloxi, Mississippi
210 in Toronto, Ontario
30 in Ottawa, Ontario
20 in Kitchener, Ontario
3 in London, Ontario
140-200 in Vancouver, British Columbia
80 in Montreal, Quebec
40 in Edmonton, Alberta
30 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
24-27 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Total: 74 raids, 2 countries, 5532-5778 people

Overall Total: 108 raids, 17 countries, 7597-8129 people

Now, that measures peak participation in most cases, not total. Add about 20% for people coming in and out(which seems reasonable), or being late, or whatever, and we'll have our desired turnout even at the low end.

Did anyone else here about this, or take place in it? A few of my friends went in V for Vendetta masks, as that seemed to be the proper attire that day as you can see in the link below.
What are your thoughts to the matter at hand? There is another worldwide rally coming up in March, so this will definitely not be the last of these protests.

02-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Either way, both groups are going to Hell.

02-12-2008, 06:08 PM
Ahaha, maybe so.

02-12-2008, 07:18 PM
A flamboyant violation of Rules 1 and 2 but all the same Scientology is something I just can't stand.

02-12-2008, 07:19 PM
A flamboyant violation of Rules 1 and 2 but all the same Scientology is something I just can't stand.

This is a violation of rules? How so, I'm not even voicing my opinion towards Scientology.