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Project Chanology in the Nation's Capital

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Arnie Lerma speaks to the assembled crowd.

Arnie Lerma speaks to the assembled crowd.


 

 


An Anon hugs an inflatable Xenu.

An Anon hugs an inflatable Xenu.


Rather than wear a Guy Fawkes mask in this heat, one female Anon painted the features of the mask directly onto her face.  Creative...

Rather than wear a Guy Fawkes mask in this heat, one female Anon painted the features of the mask directly onto her face.  Creative…


Now this was an interesting combination.  This female Anon wore the black and white business suit of Anonymous, but then also wore a Pink Ranger helmet from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  It was something of a mixed message, but it worked.  The helmet is a life-size, detailed replica of the helmets that were used on Power Rangers and Zyuranger, though this one was made with the intention of using it for cosplay.

Now this was an interesting combination.  This female Anon wore the black and white business suit of Anonymous, but then also wore a Pink Ranger helmet from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  It was something of a mixed message, but it worked.  The helmet is a life-size, detailed replica of the helmets that were used on Power Rangers and Zyuranger, though this one was made with the intention of using it for cosplay.


At the flash raid back at the Org, one Anon wears the cruise ship Freewinds while holding a sign questioning why a church would need to own a cruise ship.

At the flash raid back at the Org, one Anon wears the cruise ship Freewinds while holding a sign questioning why a church would need to own a cruise ship.


Meanwhile, John McNonymous holds a sign towards the Org.

Meanwhile, John McNonymous holds a sign towards the Org.


Bubbles!

Bubbles!


August 16, 2008
Global Raid

August saw some changes to the way we ran our raids.  Most notably, we changed the time of our raids.  While we previously held our raids from 11 AM to 3 PM (admittedly a shade early), with this raid, we began holding our raids from 5 PM to 9 PM.  This came about as a reaction to the oppressive heat that we experienced during Over 9000, and our wish to avoid the worst of the heat for the summer.

However, you can’t just move the raid time without having something going on during the day.  As a reaction to moving the raid to the evening, a number of Anons wanted to also have something during the day at a different location.  Thus we held a midday raid at McPherson Square around midday until 3:00, broke for two hours, and then met up at the Org for the global raid.  While the evening raid went as one might expect it to go, the afternoon raid had a twist, as we kind of spontaneously decided to raid the White House.  The attitude was that we were only two blocks away, so why not?

Raiding the White House unannounced had its own challenges, mostly from the Secret Service, who came over to check us out and see what we were up to.  After we explained what we were up to, all was well.  John McNonymous put it best, saying that “we weren’t protesting [Bush’s] dumb ass.”  Additionally, I reminded people that in the “picture postcard” area on the sidewalk directly in front of the White House, protests cannot stand still, and must be constantly moving.  But it went well, and much to everyone’s delight back at McPherson Square, no one was arrested, but this did lead to a new guideline: “Don’t flash raid the White House!”


A spirited bunch raided McPherson Square.

A spirited bunch raided McPherson Square.


Beret and John McNonymous pose for a photo in front of the fence during our impromptu White House raid.

Beret and John McNonymous pose for a photo in front of the fence during our impromptu White House raid.


There were about ten of us who raided the White House unannounced.

There were about ten of us who raided the White House unannounced.


Later, at our full raid at the Org, a masked woman waves with an inflatable Xenu.

Later, at our full raid at the Org, a masked woman waves with an inflatable Xenu.


Two Anons stood in the median of Connecticut Avenue encouraging motorists to honk if they opposed Scientology.  The wording of these signs, which read "Honk if you hate Scientology" later led Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard to accuse our group of being a hate group.  We really don't hate Scientology or Scientologists, but rather oppose the organization's practices, and as such, we toned down this wording in later raids.

Two Anons stood in the median of Connecticut Avenue encouraging motorists to honk if they opposed Scientology.  The wording of these signs, which read “Honk if you hate Scientology” later led Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard to accuse our group of being a hate group.  We really don’t hate Scientology or Scientologists, but rather oppose the organization’s practices, and as such, we toned down this wording in later raids.


Dancing to the music of the raid…


Beret offers free hugs to anyone who wants them.

Beret offers free hugs to anyone who wants them.


And as always, Anonymous brought cake.

And as always, Anonymous brought cake.


Kirvo had just turned 18 ahead of this raid, and so in proper Anonymous form, Vendetta administered Kirvo’s birthday spanking before announcing, “You are now a man.”


SomeOldGuy speaks to the assembled crowd.


After SomeOldGuy spoke, Heidi took the mic for a few minutes.


AnonGurl holds up a sign: "EXPECT IT", referring to "Project Five".

AnonGurl holds up a sign: “EXPECT IT”, referring to “Project Five”.


Awwww...

Awwww…


MisterTastee and Vendetta fold the Anonymous DC flag.

MisterTastee and Vendetta fold the Anonymous DC flag.


As it started to get dark outside, we broke out glow sticks.  Thus we had fun with glow sticks, both in playing with them, as well as wearing them.  As it started to get dark outside, we broke out glow sticks.  Thus we had fun with glow sticks, both in playing with them, as well as wearing them.

As it started to get dark outside, we broke out glow sticks.  Thus we had fun with glow sticks, both in playing with them, as well as wearing them.

As it started to get dark outside, we broke out glow sticks.  Thus we had fun with glow sticks, both in playing with them, as well as wearing them.


Fun with glowsticks.


Now, added to the light-up eyes is a small laser, for extra lulz.

Now, added to the light-up eyes is a small laser, for extra lulz.


Trolling for donations, and making sport of Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard at the same time.

Trolling for donations, and making sport of Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard at the same time.

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