Template:Project Chanology protests, April 12, 2008

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Project Chanology, also called Operation Chanology, is a protest against the Church of Scientology by the Internet-based group Anonymous. Project Chanology also refers to a website of the same name, used by the group to chronicle ongoing and planned actions by Anonymous, who state they are "everyone and everywhere", with "no leaders". The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology's attempts to remove material from an exclusive promotional interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008.

Project Chanology protests, April 12, 2008
City State Country Protesters Min Max
Amsterdam Netherlands N/A[1]
Auckland New Zealand 20[2] 20 20
Berlin Germany N/A[3] • 50[4][5] • 100[6] 50 100
Biloxi Mississippi United States N/A[7]
Birmingham England 70[8] 70 70
Boston Massachusetts United States N/A[9] • 150[10] 150 150
Clearwater Florida United States 100[11] • 135[12] • 200[13] 100 200
DeKalb County Georgia United States 200[14] 200 200
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada N/A[15]
London England N/A[16][15] • 300[17][18] 300 300
Madison Wisconsin United States N/A[9]
Milwaukee Wisconsin United States N/A[19]
Minneapolis Minnesota United States 50[20] • 95[21] 50 95
New York City New York United States N/A[22]
Paris France N/A[23]
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States N/A[9][24] • 100[25] 100 100
Seattle Washington United States N/A[26]
Sydney New South Wales Australia N/A[27][16][15]
Toronto Ontario Canada N/A[28][29][16][15]
Vancouver British Columbia Canada 30[30] 30 30
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States 40–50[9] 40 50
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada N/A[16][15]
Total number of protesters 4600–5600[5][31] 4600 5600
Note: Only protests in cities covered by reliable sources, such as news media, are included in this table. Any mentioned numbers correspond with the figures given in the cited sources; actual turnouts may have varied. N/A indicates that the specified source(s) covered the protest in that city, but did not give a figure for the number of protesters present.
This list may be incomplete. Revisions and additions cited with reliable and verifiable sources are welcome. To contribute, visit Template:Project Chanology protests, April 12, 2008 (talk).


  1. ^ Tom Roes (2008-04-12). "Gemaskerde demonstratie tegen Scientology (Masked demonstration against Scientology)" (newscast) (in Dutch and English). CampusTV. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ Kristina Koveshnikova (2008-04-17). "Masked activists target NZ Scientology headquarters". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  3. ^ Stephanie Gargosch (reporter) (2008-04-14). "Hacker gegen Scientology (Hackers against Scientology)" (newscast). heute-journal (in German). ZDF. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Maskierte Demonstraten zogen am Samstag vor Scientology-Zentrale in der Otto-Suhr-Allee (Masked demonstration on Saturday before Scientology headquarters in Otto-Suhr-Allee)" (newscast). Abendschau (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  5. ^ a b Gerald Himmelein (2008-04-14). "Internet-Bewegung gegen Scientology geht auf die Straße (Internet movement against Scientology takes to the streets)" (in German). Heise Zeitschriften Verlag. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Masken-Demonstration gegen Psycho-Sekte (Masked demonstration against psycho-sect)". Bild (in German). 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  7. ^ Krystal Allan (2008-04-13). "Protestors Gather At Biloxi's Church Of Scientology". WLOX. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  8. ^ Jasbir Authi (2008-04-14). "Demo against church move". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  9. ^ a b c d David Krone (2008-04-15). "Anti-Scientology Protests Continue in Dupont". The Hoya (campus newspaper). Georgetown University. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  10. ^ Chuck MacLean (2008-04-13). "Group protests Scientology". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  11. ^ Zachary Fagenson (2008-04-15). "Anonymous increases pressure on Scientology in third protest". The Oracle (student newspaper). University of South Florida. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  12. ^ Jonathan Abel (Times Staff Writer) (2008-04-12). "Pet lovers and Scientology critics converge on Clearwater". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  13. ^ Jamie Pilarczyk (2008-04-12). "About 200 Protest Scientology". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  14. ^ Sean Gruber (2008-04-14). "Group protests Scientology: 'Anonymous' gathers in Georgia, argues with Church's beliefs". The Daily Gamecock (student newspaper). University of South Carolina. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  15. ^ a b c d e The Canadian Press (2008-04-12). "Protesters take on Scientology". The Globe and Mail. CTVglobemedia. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  16. ^ a b c d CTV.ca News Staff (2008-04-12). "Masked protesters rally against Scientology" (includes newscast: Murray Oliver examines the protests). CTV News. CTV Television Network. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  17. ^ Jamie Doward (2008-04-13). "Scientologists' HQ under siege". The Observer. p. 6. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  18. ^ "Protests by the bus-full". The Dominion Post. 2008-04-14. 
  19. ^ "Scientology Protest". CBS 58 Milwaukee News. WDJT-TV. 2008-04-12. 
  20. ^ Matt Snyders (2008-04-14). "Anti-Scientology Protesters Take to the Street". City Pages. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  21. ^ Donavon Cawley (2008-04-17). "The Internet versus Scientology". The University Register (campus newspaper). University of Minnesota Morris. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  22. ^ John DeSio (2008-04-14). "Scenes from Anonymous' 'Scientology Reconnect' Picnic". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  23. ^ "Manif à Paris (Manifestation in Paris)". Libération. Libération.fr. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  24. ^ Jim MacMillan (2008-04-13). "City Hall protest targets Scientology" (video). Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  25. ^ Robert Moran (2008-04-15). "Scientology Vs. "Anonymous"" (video). philly.com. Philadelphia Media Holdings. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  26. ^ Anthony Shelley (2008-04-14). "Controversial group protests Church of Scientology". The Daily of the University of Washington (student newspaper). Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  27. ^ Maxine Frith (2008-04-13). "Why I fled Scientology". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  28. ^ Todd Aalgaard (2008-04-13). "Fair Game For Scientology". Torontoist. Gothamist. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  29. ^ "Scientology Protest". Global News. CanWest Global Communications. 2008-04-12. 
  30. ^ Alex Samur (2008-04-18). "Anonymous activists take on Scientology". rabble news. rabble.ca. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  31. ^ "Internet-Bewegung setzt Scientology unter Druck (Internet Movement Pressuring Scientology)". Der Standard (in German). Standard Verlagsgesellschaft. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-04-15.