[Originally posted to Melbourne Indymedia]
The “Free Lolita” protesters happened to mention that another event was taking place at the same time across the road at Flinders Street station, as well as the Buddhist festival in the Square itself (http://www.buddhaday.org.au/). So we took a look and found members of Melbourne Anonymous (Melbanon) holding an anti-Scientology protest, or ‘raid’. Mostly wearing masks of various kinds, some grotesque, they handed out leaflets setting out the charges against Scientology and referring readers to the anti-Scientology website – http://www.xenu.net.
In the accompanying photos, some faces have been blurred to preserve the anonymity – and possibly safety – of individuals (for references to attacks on protesters by Scientologists see the links on http://melbanon.com/).
See also http://www.whyweprotest.net/en/