Anonymous Readies 'Operation Sea Arrrgh' Scientology Protest
The June offering of Anonymous will focus on the reported misdeeds and forced labor of Scientology’s private navy.
Saturday’s protests, called “Operation Sea Arrrgh,” will focus on what Anonymous describes as “the cruel, inhumane practices of Scientology's paramilitary missionary group: The Sea Organization.”
The Sea Org, as it is more commonly known, is the hierarchy of the Church of Scientology. Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of Church President David Miscavige and now a leading critic of her former church, has described the Sea Org as holding a level of importance above all other things for its members, even above their own families.
"What we're told is that [members of the Sea Org] have to work so hard because they're helping other people," Hill, whose parents were both Sea Org members, told ABC’s Nightline in April. "Your family isn't the most important thing."
For “Operation Sea Arrrgh” Anons will make two stops in Manhattan, first visiting the Church of Scientology’s Times Square location, at 27 West 46th Street, beginning at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. the group will make its way to 349 West 48th Street, the Sea Org’s local command.
Planning to attend? Be sure to R.S.V.P. here.
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