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Protest!

Toronto org picket, first for 2002
17 Feb 2002
hkhenson@cogeco.ca (Keith Henson)

Feb. 17 is the earliest in the year the Toronto org has been picketed. Gives you the feel that this will be a interesting year. :-)

Arel was in town, a new person wanted to picket, so 5 of us picketed from noon to two pm. As usual I was across the street and gave out slightly over 100 Xenu flyers. This KR is from talking to Gregg, Arel, the unknown picketer, and Martin LeMoine, an old time ex scientologist. Martin was part of the Sea Org when it infiltrated into Clearwater and at one time was the ED of the Montreal org. He and his family went "clear" together but never got into the OT levels because he wanted his friends and family to go up the "bridge" together.

To considerable dismay at the org, Martin LeMoine was immediately recognized by Bobby Hill (actually looking sober today) and Val Hill (our boo hoo clam). Bob and Val were very busy trying to steer the latest scientology recruits away from the picketing SPs. (The org seems to have switched from Sat. courses to Sunday to keep the raw meat from the enturbulation of pickets.)

When we showed up "child chaser", the black dude who went after Kim's son in St. Catherine's, got on the red phone. Shortly thereafter, Mario and Pat Felsky plus other senior members of the Day org showed up, having had their Sunday ruined. They begin traffic control, sending people out of the org in places were the picketers were not close to at the time. After Gregg read OT 3, the day people vanished except for Mario and Felsky. Shortly after that Bob and Val Hill showed along with one of the three Mikes.

Best incident of the day was a fresh recruit scientologist who approached Gregg and wanted to talk to him. He had wanted to know why Gregg had a problem with scientology. Mario saw him and screamed "No! Don't talk to him!" The young man said to Mario "I can't hold two conversations at the same time, I want to talk to him" gesturing at Gregg. By this point Mario was approaching a shambling jog. Gregg told the young man, "You won't be able to talk to me, its's against policy" at that moment Mario reach them and said, "You cant talk to him, it's against policy." Mario grabbed at the young man who shook him off one arm, Mario went around him, grabbed him by the other arm and frog marched him into the org.

As he was begin marched away Gregg told him, "You know where you are going now." Then Gregg and Martin both said "Your going to ethics!"

At one point in the picket, two kids of scientology's parents were yelling at Gregg that he was going to die. Kind of makes you wonder what these kids hear at home.

We had a good time, but it was really cold out there today. We are looking forward to warmer weather in March.

Keith Henson

PS police presence, one car went by went by, recognized Gregg and waved.

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