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Last Saturday was the opening for the new Ideal CC here in Nashville -- it's kinda like a Scientology cathedral, so serious business. Their Chairman (like a Pope), David Miscavige, was in town and brought OSA agents with him for protection. There were five of us who decided to come and protest for the benefit of all of the people who were being led down an alternate route because 8th was closed for the Scientologists' party. Four of us were going to protest and one successfully infiltrated the Scientology party.
The Scientologists had purchased a permit for the sidewalks from Olympic to Vernon (i41.tinypic.com...), so we knew we could stand at the corner opposite Olympic and 8th. We could see the beginning of the sidewalk closed area on the other side of Olympic (i40.tinypic.com...).
As we started walking up to the intersection, a combination of OSA members and people from a local security company ran toward us (i41.tinypic.com... -- the suit woman in the background is definitely OSA bureaucracy), screaming that we need to '#ING TURN AROUND' and that the sidewalk was closed. When we tried to say that the permit didn't reach this far down on 8th, they said that we were wrong and that we needed to leave. OSA is vicious, so we said that fine, we would go behind the sign they were talking about (the LEFT LANE CLOSED sign which the woman said was the beginning of the closed sidewalk).
Eventually, they pinned one of the Anons to the ground (i44.tinypic.com...) and told us that if we didn't leave, they were going to arrest us too and that the Anon was going to jail because he broke the law. A Google Street View shows that is not the case (bayimg.com...).
The rest is in the video.
- Picture of the outspoken female Sci-hired rent-a-cop. Disgusting!
[edit on 2-5-2009 by Merrigold]
Originally posted by whatukno
This seems suspect to me. I think that the case is in fact that the Scientologists were in the right and the protesters did cross over into a restricted area.