Remaining Anonymous. I want to start a topic about how to remain Anonymous during a protest. The Obvious Don't use your name. Don't mention your company. Don't mention those websites you frequent. Attire Masks: Mask use is HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE. Discuss with your groups before events about the legality and what impact it would have specifically in your community. More discussion about Masks can be found throughout this topic. Clothing: Don't wear clothing that is even mildly politically sensitive. Drug references, band references, company references, even religious references should be avoided. Also avoid clothing with words, images, etc. If you have a nice suit, wear it. Transportation When you arrive, you may want to cover things such as license plates, or bumper stickers on you car that may reveal personal information. I'm not sure how legal this is, but don't cover your license plates while driving, only after arriving. Behavior For some this will be the simplest aspect, for others this will be difficult. This is also the point that can incite the most in-fighting between us. Be accepting of others that are with you. THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS. Language: Avoid crude language. Not just the shock-provoking four-letter words we all know about. Avoid even common words like "crap", "damn", "idiotic", "cult". You may have to use some of these words, but always precede it with something like, "Forgive my language." For the duration of your protest you want to use language that not only wouldn't offend, but couldn't offend. Jargon: Avoid any internet meme-related content in your speech. Everything you say should aim to be intelligent or witty, but simple enough that even the mentally-challenged should be able to understand. Factuality: If you don't know something, just say you don't know. Don't lie or embellish. Saying "I don't know" is weak, but if they believe a lie and later find out it isn't true, it can destroy their ties to us altogether. Police Involvement: Do whatever the police tell you. Even if they tell you to pack up and move on. Do not resist the police. It doesn't matter what your beliefs are on the police, the government, or anything. If they tell you to unmask, unmask quickly. If they tell you to leave, leave politely. Having the police at least neutral to our cause is better than having them against us. Do not do anything to hurt our image in their eyes. Community Involvement: People will probably see you. Be ready with fliers, pamphlets, etc. DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM. Engage their curiosity, but avoid seeming like a beggar ("Please take it, please read it" - it makes us seem weak) and avoid seeming like an extremist ("Your life and welfare may be changed by reading this" - too much self-importance). Organization Find out quickly who knows the most about Scientology. This person is your go-to person when someone asks a question you don't know the answer to. Hopefully someone in your group shows up with something that at least seems factual. Internet printouts aren't always enough. Bring books, reports, even your highschool history books you never returned that have a copy of the constitution in the back. Other people that will help: -Someone who is good at organizing in general; someone with leadership skills, military experience (Officer or E-5 above is a good starting point), someone who is MOTIVATED. -Someone who has legal experience. Not necessarily a paralegal/lawyer/attorney, but even some REALTORS or small business owners will be able to answer questions about Corporations versus Individuals versus Religions. Please help me add to this list. If something in it seems wrong, help me correct it.