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With clear skies, and temperatures in the mid-70s, what better day to have a raid?

April 22, 2009, 9:53 PM

You really couldn’t ask for a better day to raid. You really couldn’t. This past Saturday, the sun was shining, and temperatures were in the mid-70s. Perfect raid weather.

And thus April 18, 2009 was when Anonymous DC had its monthly raid against the Church of Scientology. We had better turnout than we’ve had at the last several raids (we counted 22 people at one point), and we had fun, with a theme of Watchmen.

As we arrived, one thing stuck out prominently. We usually write messages all over the sidewalk in front of the Org and on the triangle across the street from the Org, but this time, the sidewalk was pre-chalked! Turned out that it was a little counter-protesting, as the “chalk tech”, as we called it, promoted the Youth for Human Rights International organization – a Scientology front group. Take a look:

But that doesn’t keep a good Anon down. We mobilized. We bought more chalk, and we went to town. First, though, we put a little message down on the sidewalk as a placeholder, though:

While we worked on the sidewalk, this sign was our placeholder regarding Youth for Human Rights.

And then, let the re-chalking begin!

Meanwhile, while some people worked on the re-chalking of the sidewalk, the rest of us were up to our usual tricks.

 

JB went about hiding a few plastic easter eggs with You Found The Card cards in them.
JB went about hiding a few plastic easter eggs with You Found The Card cards in them.

We also had two Anons from New York in town to raid with us, who went by "Pinstripe" (left), and "Ron Jeremy" (right).
We also had two Anons from New York in town to raid with us, who went by “Pinstripe” (left), and “Ron Jeremy” (right).

We also had fun with our David Miscavige cutout, making fun of Miscavige's height (left), and just general trolling with it (right).  We also had fun with our David Miscavige cutout, making fun of Miscavige's height (left), and just general trolling with it (right).
We also had fun with our David Miscavige cutout, making fun of Miscavige’s height (left), and just general trolling with it (right).

And yes, that’s me in my zentai in the photo at left, and thank you for noticing. This was the first time I got to raid in my zentai suit since October. The way I figure, if I have to wear jeans and a jacket with the zentai, I can fake it, and so Fawkes comes out for those while I’m wearing regular clothes. This was the first raid where it was zentai weather in like five months.

And the re-chalking continues…

Meanwhile, from all the chalking, HT managed to seriously chalk up her jeans!
Meanwhile, from all the chalking, HT managed to seriously chalk up her jeans!


We also had fun with water.

Perhaps the most surprising thing to happen during our raid was when a Scientologist allegedly struck one of our New York Anons – specifically Ron Jeremy. So we had to call the police to file a report for assault. That had two effects. One, it extended our raid for another hour while we got that settled, and secondly, it gave us a major PR point that we in DC never had before (though other Anon chapters had this happen before). After all, the Scilon was clearly in the wrong if the event happened as described (I didn’t witness the assault).

Describing the incident to the police.
Describing the incident to the police.

Reacting to the assault via a sign.
Reacting to the assault via a sign.

And of course, with all the police activity in front of the Org, who showed up but Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard, who apparently had nothing better to do than to make faces for the cops.
And of course, with all the police activity in front of the Org, who showed up but Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard, who apparently had nothing better to do than to make faces for the cops.

And just before we departed, we ran into an Abraham Lincoln reenactor.
And just before we departed, we ran into an Abraham Lincoln reenactor.

I'd dare say that even Honest Abe would have been appalled by the things Scientology gets involved in, as the reenactor saw on the flyer seen here.
I’d dare say that even Honest Abe would have been appalled by the things Scientology gets involved in, as the reenactor saw on the flyer seen here.

And then with everything all settled with the police report, and the suspect identified (though not caught), we headed out. Our New York bretheren caught their bus back to the Big Apple, and the rest of us headed to Ballston for a little rest and relaxation at Bailey’s, followed by a little trolling at the mall before heading out. Funny… we ran into the girl in the pink mask in this photo at Ballston Common Mall on the way to Bailey’s. She asked us if we were Anonymous, and we confirmed that yes, we were. She then identified herself as a former Anon, and we encouraged her to start raiding with us again. How cool was that to run into her again!

So all in all, it was a fun day, and as expected, epic lulz were had by all.

Web site: Assault on Anonymous - The Raid of Eluded Justice

Song: ScientLOLojyuuichi!!

Quote: Oh, and by the way, if these photos look weird at all, it's because I'm still not quite used to my new LG monitor just yet, and it's WAY brighter than the old CRT or my other LCD. Once I figure out how things ought to look with it, things might change, but right now, this is kind of like an assault on my senses. After all, I've never had this much monitor before...

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