An awesome group of people, which Tory, Paulien Lombard & her daughter protested the Grand Opening of the Orange County Ideal Org today in Santa Ana, CA.
It was an interesting protest to say the least... I walked up the street and right into the entrance only to be grabbed from behind by PAC security Odo Huber, who called over a smug cop who informed I was not welcome there, and ordered me to leave the same way I came. I spoke to a police sergeant nearby & he politely said I could walk down the street out of the "private area" reserved by the cult.
Two gruff cops decided we were to be contained in a small area and not be allowed to walk across the street on a public sidewalk... Tory & I took exception to this and she tried to cross only to be physically blocked by police. Later, a very polite police sergeant spoke to us and reversed the orders of the first 2 cops...
Tory, Casper, and I walked freely across the street... the cop I argued with earlier, Officer Matt Craig, was observably chagrined.
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Another ex-Scio posted..
Epic raid, Scientology opened their "Ideal Morgue" in Santa Ana and protestors were on hand to mark the occasion. Much lulz and enturbulation were had by all and creepy goons were out in full force to try to intimidate and bother, failing miserably all the way.
We met on the north side of the event, several streets were closed down. The availability of parking meant that many public Scientologists had to pass by our little rebel alliance, where they were treated to the latest news that their "church" isn't telling them, i.e., the closure of Narconon Trois-Rivieres and Lisa Marie blowing the cult among other items.
The cops met up with us and gave us the ground rules for protesting (no tunes, alas!) and were pretty cool, though apparently they harassed Smurf early on at the direction of the Scilons (fail!).
Interaction with OSA goons was limited to them filming and attempting (and failing!) to follow us, also had a couple of them attempt to pass themselves off as curious bystanders, but their binders bearing Scientology logos were a dead giveaway, lol!!
We also had some newbies show up, welcome to the party!!
Here's some pics, I might post some video of Miscavige's "speech," but I think he even put my camera to sleep. And I won't even mention what their "band" did to the Beach Boys (trying to push the OC theme). Oh, the horror!!