Scientologists, protesters keep their distance - 2000-12-03

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F15.png Scientologists, protesters keep their distance December 3, 2000, Deborah O'Neil, St. Petersburg Times

By noon, about 30 protesters had gathered across the street from the church's Fort Harrison Hotel with anti-Scientology T-shirts, camcorders and picket signs with messages critical of the church.

The protesters say they hold the demonstration this time of year to commemorate Lisa McPherson, the 36-year-old Scientologist who died Dec. 5, 1995, after a 17-day stay at the Fort Harrison Hotel. The demonstration, the sixth, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


{{cite news | first = Deborah | last = O'Neil | title = Scientologists, protesters keep their distance | url = http://www.sptimes.com/News/120300/TampaBay/Scientologists__prote.shtml | work = St. Petersburg Times | date = December 3, 2000 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}