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Aug 23, 1986 Scientologists sail protest to Capitol — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
SACRAMENTO (AP) — About 500 protesters went to the Capitol yesterday to demand exemption of churches from punitive damages in lawsuits. The Church of Scientology members and sympathizers sang songs from the 1960s black freedom protests in the South as they arrived in port after a 120-mile trip from San Francisco. A 78-foot sailing ship and others in the 30-vessel armada sported banners like, "The Sun Never Sets on Scientology." Clad in T-shirts proclaiming the effort a "Religious Freedom Crusade," they ...
Aug 22, 1986 1,000 Scientologists rally // March on Capitol ends long journey to support bill — Sacramento Bee (California) More: link
Sacramento Bee (California)
[Picture / Caption: Scientologists arrive Thrusday in Old Sacramento in a flotilla from San Francisco. The Tower Bridge had to be raised for many of the ships to pass, tying up traffic on both sides. About 1,000 Scientologists then marched to the state Capitol for a rally. Story on page B1.] Amid chants of "Religious freedom now," about 1,000 seafaring Scientologists docked Thursday in Old Sacramento and marched, single-file, to the state Capitol. They came in boats from San Francisco, completing ...
Jul 24, 1986 Scientology members protest $30-million damage award to ex-follower — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Hundreds of Scientologists were alternately exhorted and entertained Wednesday in the Los Angeles Civic Center during a highly organized protest against a $30-million jury award, which they claimed threatens the freedom, not only of their church, but of all religions in this country. The daytime turnout for the protest peaked shortly before noon, with about 850 members of the Church of Scientology marching in front of the Los Angeles County Courthouse on North Hill Street, bearing signs such as "Religious Beliefs ...
Feb 20, 1986 Scientologists continue court protest — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Feb 18, 1986 Millions at stake in battle over last-minute will More: link
Mystery death of Scientology founder leaves his son fuming MILLIONS AT STAKE IN BATTLE OVER LAST-MINUTE WILL [Picture / Caption: When L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, visited his staff in Rhodesia in 1966, all was well among his 6 million converts in 35 countries. In 1980, Hubbard disappeared from view.] TENS of millions of dollars are at stake in a battle over the will of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, whose recent death has proven as big a mystery as ...
Jan 1, 1986 A Picketing We Go — The Free Spirit
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