The anti-Scientology organisation "Anonymous" held its international day of protest yesterday, with groups of masked protesters turning up outside Scientology centres around the world.
"Anonymous" has been conducting an online "war" against the Church of Scientology over the past few weeks, a campaign that has involved hacking, Google bombing and posting videos on YouTube encouraging people to join in with yesterday's protests.
According to reports, protests took place in a number of North American cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, and in other cities across the globe. Here in London, just a stone's throw from our own offices, masked protesters gathered outside the Scientology centre on Tottenham Court Road (you can see photos of this here).
For our own part, we can't really understand why people would protest. We regularly walk past the Tottenham Court Road centre, and think it is most kind of those nice, clean cut, young men in suits to offer us free personality tests...