Weeks after the protests, Scientology in LA remains boarded up and abandoned. What gives? - 2020-07-24
One of our sources in Los Angeles told us recently that there was something odd going on with Scientology's buildings there. Although street unrest has dissipated for weeks now, Scientology's storefronts remain boarded up and some of them appear completely abandoned. At a time when orgs in London and Florida and Paris are boasting about reopening, is there something going on in Los Angeles that we should know about? We asked Jeffrey Augustine if he'd take a look for us, and he sent us this report...
On June 7, twenty thousand protesters were on Scientology's doorstep at its Test Center in Hollywood (see image above). What better time for Scientology to show that it could confront and shatter suppression, and to disseminate the wisdom of L. Ron Hubbard to the masses?
But instead of having Scientologists pass out bottles of water and copies of The Way to Happiness, Miscavige ordered that his real estate be boarded up. And weeks later, it's like Scientology is still waiting for trouble, long after the street protests have ended.