14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

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14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by hartley » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 am

As in previous years critics and Anonymous will be outside the gates of the former home of philanthropist and philosopher L Ron Hubbard to remind those attending the Chairman of the Board's speech to have their check books and credit cards ready. Details on WWP.
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1888583
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by I'mglib » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:49 am

Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by hartley » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:52 pm

Report Friday

Five not Anonymous (Axiom, Sharone, Terril, Tony and I) arrived outside the gates of Saint Hill, former home of - yeah yeah, you know the rest - to remind the Chairman of the Board that he has once again not quite Cleared the Planet of humour and individualism.

We arrived at 14:00 and left at about 18:00, our placards ranging from "Google Freezone Tech" to "$cientology - A Wealth Hazard". Tony did his usual sterling work on the Dave Bird (TM) megaphone reminding everyone to have their checkbooks and credit cards ready, and when he paused for breath Terril informed Church members about how everything was much cheaper in the Freezone. Axiom took some short videos just in case Anonymous demanded pics of raid or it didn't happen.

The police were present but had nothing to do- the clams pretty much ignored us and their bagpipe music was pleasantly far away.

We think numbers were down on last year (but we would say that wouldn't we), there were a few coaches and minibuses from foreign lands.

And so back to town for well deserved pints of Black Sheep.
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:34 am

Good work, hartley and the rest.

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by tamasin-sp » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:36 pm

Today we(Hartly,Tony,Terril, Axiom and myself) protested outside of St. Hill Manor.The sun was shining, flags were waving and bagpipe music repeated itself all afternoon.

Dismayed as I was to see a freezone sign being branded, Tony more than made up for it, with his relentless "Get your cheques and credit cards out, your going to need them, it's Davy's pay day".

The Police were present and very pleasant, leaving us to our own devices.

The pots of pansies were replaced this year with pots of holly interspersed with another shrub to keep us from being opposite the entrance.These were about 5ft high, boarded in and topped up with wood chip to make it look like they had planted a hedge.It didn't work, we found a couple of gaps and found we had a raised platform from which to protest on.Thank You OSA.We couldn't of done it without you.

A few horns honked and several thumbs up, including a delivery guy who entered St. Hill.Plenty of empty seated vans went in, the usual "Industry of death" trucks in a foreign language, I think Italian and the ever important limousine, nobody in it, but it looked good.

As we were leaving, a couple of coaches arrived with Italian people who all piled into St. Hill.Ax and I went down to the lower gate to talk to a scientologist, at least we think he was, but he wouldn't admit it.He declined to talk to us and kept telling Ax he was talking to himself.Whilst this one way conversation was taking place, Ax spotted a tree disguised as a man with a bloody great camera.

Earlier on in the day I was disappointed not to see Janet La Voe hiding behind a tree, this man more than made up for it.

As we set off to go home, Ax spotted the tree man hiding once more, you've guessed it, he was behind yet another tree.As always the scientologists did not let us down with their antics of covert surveillance.

There was another incident, but I'll let Ax fill you in on that with his video.

Great to see you all again, all in all a good day!

Here's Axiom's video of his camera being snatched.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PU5rCqWCI

The man that grabbed Ax's camera was no where to be seen when I went down to the second gate with Ax a short while later, however the Police evidently had been called for something as they entered the second gate and were still there when we left.
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Sponge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:48 pm

I wonder what all this was about... Babies as human shields?
(from wwp: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1917481 )
A-non-non-anon, posting on WWP wrote:Half-time refreshment break.

Baby Dave must have lit a fire under OSA after last night, because we've had one suspected clam use a baby as a human shield while attacking Jens, and another define RonBot give me a copy of TWTH... Delivered out of a car window, nearly hitting a police officer
Edit: The poster elaborates...
A-non-non-anon, posting on wwp, wrote:Randomer with baby, who had previously made death threats against Anon. Shoved aforementioned baby at Jens, then claimed he'd hit the baby. Lots of witnesses that it was other guy's fault.

We don't know for sure he was a clam, but it sure seems likely.
Edit: Apparently this was in East Grinstead High Street, not at St.Hill. See Jens' report in next the post.
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Sponge » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:50 pm

..and here's Jens' report crossposted from WWP:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1917856
jensting, posting on WWP, wrote:Right, back on the 'net!

pics starting at smileforever/jensting/6 ... hotostream . No good ones, sorry, busy getting my phone grabbed :(

An randomer stormed over, right after we had started letting lose with Rick Astley and shouted that we had to stop the music, that we were waking his baby and that he "would fucking kill you" (directed at another protester) if we didn't turn the sound down.

This was at 12:20 - ish on a busy day in the middle of the high street. You could hear the musc, but inside a car, say, it could have been less loud than the car stereo.

Especially if the car was parked 50m - ish away, as his car was. He - the randomer - went back to the car, took a child out, picked it up and walked back to us. I had started videoing with my phone, since this had all the hallmarks of a Bad Situation. The randomer stormed right up to me, stopped close up, grabbed my phone and yelled at the top of his lungs "YOU KICKED MY BABY!" and threw my poor old phone into the far of two lanes of busy traffic. He then pulled back (as did I) while he was interacting with the general populace (who were going WTF!); I was encouraging the protesters to ring the police. One minute ago.

The police got there. By that time, the randomer had left(!), gone back past where his car was. We explained the situation to the police, a police man and I went in search of the car and were directed to the correct one by a member of the public who had seen the whole thing and gave a statement to the policeman. I then went with the police to the station.

On the way to the station, the best thing happened: The police men got a radio call and turned around, ending up driving after the randomer with the sirens blaring, pulling him over and having a chat after which one policeman drove back to the station with me and the other in the randomer's car with the randomer, the baby and someone else (who had been in the car, on the mobile phone - not driving). This was barely a chase, the siren only had to be used to make a couple of extra overtaking manoeuvres and the perp was driving along quietly.

That said, being in a police car, sirens blaring driving after the guy who just tried to take a swing at me, that was excellent!

It almost made up for the sick feeling at the bottom of my stomach at the thought that someone would complain about noise (hmm, well, OK), go get a baby, walk back with that baby and get VERY CONFRONTATIONAL while holding that baby. And then walk away.

More news as the police get back to me. Needlessly to say, I'm pressing criminal charges as much as I can.

A clam with a baby sent our friend Non the clown to hospital for a fortnight when he and three of his clam friend pushed Nono to the ground and kicked him in the head.

Ah, well, the mobile phone survived (a Samsung Nexus S, I'm not affiliated with Samsung, but I'm now a customer who is somewhat more impressed with the solidity of the product)

I know what it is with East Grinstead. It's the same stuff that happened years ago, http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/duke_t ... 805_b.html half way down.

tl;dr Always have several video cameras running. Do not break this rule. Look at San Fran raids to see how it's done. This time, we failed to have redundant cameras, and we were lucky that my one camera did not in fact get broken.

The clams were snappy at St Hill this year (see earlier report), you know where to be next year!

Best Regards

Jens

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by I'mglib » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:07 am

Woo hoo, great job guys.

Ax, sorry about your camera being grabbed. Hope it's ok, and that you are, too. What a jerk that guy was.

Sounds like the Scientologists were really wound up this time.

Looking forward to photos.
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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Sponge » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:03 am

Another clip from Axiom142

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYxoQXintuk
Uploaded by Axiom142 on Oct 16, 2011

14th October 2011 -- IAS Anniversary Event at St Hill

Scientology covert camera guy tries to hide from protesters -- and fails. Also, a Scientology security guard is evasive about his beliefs.

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Axiom142 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Blimey Sponge, you’re quick off the mark. I had it uploading overnight and when I checked it as soon as I got up, you’d already linked to it!

Well, I’ve got a load of video and photos, need to find some time to sort through everything and upload the best stuff. Editing and formatting vids is very time-consuming, so I just uploaded this one ‘as is’ without any titles, but it will provide some amusement I hope.

Something that I just can’t get is these idiots skulking around in the trees and undergrowth trying to get video of us. We were all out there, in the open, unmasked and the cult knows exactly who all of us are and yet they try to get secret footage of us. Perhaps they think that we might do something naughty if we think we aren’t being recorded? I dunno, but then most of what the cult does doesn’t make sense, so at least they are being consistent I suppose. :roll:
I'mglib wrote:Woo hoo, great job guys.

Ax, sorry about your camera being grabbed. Hope it's ok, and that you are, too. What a jerk that guy was.

Sounds like the Scientologists were really wound up this time.

Looking forward to photos.
Thanks Glibby.

You’re right, he was being a jerk. I seem to be mostly OK, some minor damage was sustained to my thumb and finger and he left a very irritating palm print on my lens, but so far at least, no permanent damage. However, if on later inspection I notice any problems with my camera, I know who to send the bill to…

I can understand these guys getting frustrated, they believe they have the most advanced ‘tech’ in the galaxy, but can’t stop a few guys (and gal!) showing up and getting in their faces. But there’s a lesson here – be prepared for things getting nasty. Having multiple cameras, all ready for action is a must.

I’ll try and do a full write-up, with photos later.

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Axiom142 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:56 pm

Here is a short write-up of the IAS protest on the 14th of October from my perspective.

When I arrived, there were a number of the Old Guard in attendance by the main entrance of St Hill. Although there was still 3 hours until the event kicked off, there was already a lot of activity with vehicles going in and out of the gates and also Scientologists arriving on foot.

The weather was terrific which made things a bit more enjoyable, but in any case we had a pretty good time. The police were in attendance (4 officers + 2 vehicles including a CCV camera van) and were very relaxed. They could see that we not going to cause any trouble so didn’t need to lay down the law. I got to speak to one of the officers at length about why I was protesting, some of the abuses that I had seen and the true nature of the ‘church’. I could see from his reaction that I really got through to him.

Apart from my camera grab and a couple of exchanges with the odd staff member (clearly all staff and public had been told to try and ignore us), not a lot happened. Well, apart from one amusing incident.

As we were leaving, I noticed a shadowy figure hiding behind a tree. So, I jumped out of my motor and ran after them. He was moving pretty quickly, but hadn’t noticed me, so I was able to catch him up. The guy, who I hereby christen ‘Covert Camera Guy’ was dressed in dark clothing and carryied a video camera. Evidently he had been following us as we left in order to take some covert footage. Rather strange behaviour as we are all well known to the cult and had been standing in full view of the assembled masses for several hours. What does secret video taping achieve?

Anyway, when I announced my presence to a now startled CCG, he pulled his hood over his face and attempted to hide behind a tree at the side of the road. After a few seconds he realised that there was no hiding and headed for the sanctuary of the cult’s car park, while attempting to train his camera on me.

Due to the worsening light and the speed that I was running at whilst trying to film, the quality isn’t very good, so I’ve posted some stills instead of the whole thing.

Without counting all the vehicles, it seemed to me that there were fewer people arriving than when I last went to the actual event in 2007, so I wonder if they had to hire more extras to pad the audience out?

I’ll post more video as I get round to editing them, but in the meantime here are some new photos.

I’ve posted some screenshots of the video where my camera was grabbed and if anyone could ID the guy in the sunglasses that would be great. I’m guessing that he is American (from his accent) and it is quite possible that he has already been sent away in order to avoid any awkward questions from the police.


The complete set of photos can be viewed here: smileforever/30250616@N ... 917793720/


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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by Sponge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:03 pm

Thanks Ax.

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by FrontlineSOE » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:38 pm

You obviously got them rattled. The UHF radio on Red Head girl at sea org entrance was going crazy. Covert camera guy was a laugh, Hovering in the rugby club enterance.

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Re: 14 Oct 2011 Saint Hill IAS Event

Post by charlottesometimes » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:19 am

De-lurking to tell tamasin she looks fantastic. :)

Also--great job to all. Thanks for being out there. <3

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