Church of Scientology using riot aftermath to recruit members - 2011-08-10
A "Scientology Volunteer Force" appeared at the cleanup operation in Birmingham City Centre this morning, purporting to be there to help sweep up. In reality, they stayed for around ten minutes – just long enough to convince members of the public to come back to their centre and "learn more" about the organisation.
According to cleanup helper @BrumProtestor, the five volunteers, who wore the sect's trademark yellow jackets, each left with a member of the public in the direction of their nearby recruitment office.
The controversial sect routinely send "Volunteer Ministers" to recruit members in the immediate aftermath of disasters. They arrive bearing supplies, food and water, then begin offering medically dubious "therapies" known as "assists" to people suffering from extreme shock.