Apr 7, 2008

3rd Protest Of Scientology Set

Stephen Thompson
Tampa Tribune
April 7, 2008
CLEARWATER - Members of the Internet-based group Anonymous plan on conducting another protest Saturday outside the headquarters of the Church of Scientology, an organizer said today.

This will be the third protest in as many months.

Joshua Nussbaum, 20, an organizer, said the group will have a presentation at the Royalty Theatre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a get-together for group members at Coachman Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

The protest outside the church's headquarters in downtown Clearwater will begin at 3 and continue to 6 p.m., he said.

Nussbaum has said the point of the protests is to focus public attention on the practices of the church. He said the church coerces members into giving exorbitant amounts of money to it and encourages them to ostracize loved ones perceived as a danger to the church.

Reporter Stephen Thompson can be reached at (727) 451-2336 or spthompson@tampatrib.com.


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