Scientology takes boards down after Inauguration riots failed to materialize - 2021-01-27
In December, we noticed something odd: Many of Scientology's orgs across the United States were boarded up like they were going out of business.
Theories abounded about why this would be the case. Sure, some of the orgs had boarded up in the summer because of riots in the wake of George Floyd's death, but this was months later and some Scientology facilities that had been sealed up were in places away from foot traffic where it was unlikely that riots would occur.
Others wondered if the effects of the pandemic had resulted in Scientology boarding up orgs as a way to save money. But that didn't make sense: Scientology orgs were largely empty before the lockdown, so why would they try to save money now?