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Protests Planned for Katie Holmes B'Way Opening
Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2008 09:00 AM PDT

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LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Anti-Scientology protesters plan to disrupt Katie Holmes' Broadway debut performance in "All My Sons," the Daily News is reporting. It's just one of a larger series of protests planned against the controversial religion.

Last month, the group known as "Anonymous" whose member often don "V for Vendetta" masks with mustaches, carried signs outside the theater that read, "Scientology Kills" and "Free Katie, Keep Tom."

To counter the protesters, Scientology supporters are also expected. During the last protest, members of the church of Scientology shouted at members of "Anonymous" saying, "I need Prozac" (Scientology members oppose any psychiatric medication).

"Anonymous" is also reportedly planning a Holloween-themed protest on October 18th in Los Angeles. The protest group says it plans to "show the stark contrast between reality and the fiction sold to Scientology followers." A similar protest is planned in New York City where the group says they will dress as zombies to expose Scientology's alleged "brainwashing" practices.

Scientology church spokeswoman Karin Pouw tells the Daily News that, "Anonymous" is a "terrorist group" that "has fueled religious hatred and intolerance ... issued death threats ... threatened to destroy Churches of Scientology by detonating bombs ... and mailed envelopes containing fake anthrax to 25 churches."

However, Anonymous lawyer Graham Berry, responds that "to my knowledge, the FBI has found no connection between Anonymous and these so-called threats. Scientology has a history of inventing threats as part of its campaign of intimidation."


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