Anonymous Sony Protest–Epic Fail?

Despite the GeoHot case being closed, Anonymous kept Sony in its cross hairs. After its online protests unfairly inconvenienced consumers through collateral damage, Anonymous took its cause to the streets–or more specifically, to Sony stores.

A planned boycott on April 16th should have seen thousands of protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks, sitting in Sony shops across the nation, distributing fliers to shoppers. The actual outcome was far less sensational.

Unlike the impressive Scientology protests of Anonymous’ Project Chanology, far fewer protesters took part in Operation Sony. In fact, the only photo of an actual protester shows him unmasked, lonely, and ignored by shoppers.

Operation Sony may have met with some success in the UK, where most Sony stores were allegedly closed. Signs posted at the shop in Arndale City Centre, Manchester, stated “closed due to unforeseen circumstances,” and police were seen guarding a closed shop in the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Whether this was due to the threat of Anonymous or the Manchester Derby is up for debate.

Anonymous has already been losing support for its cause, and this ineffectual protest may signal the death knell of Operation Sony.

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10 Comments on Anonymous Sony Protest–Epic Fail?

Steve

On April 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I was at the Trafford centre on Saturday 16th. Police stopped me and told me they were there to guard the Sony store from the anonymous protest. They said they had been briefed on all the details of the anonymous protest and confiscated anonymous flyers from me, then gave me permission to carry on with the peaceful protest.

Aids

On April 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Don’t like the product. THEN DON’T BUY IT.

My god Anon is filled with prepubescent 13 year olds, I swear.

UtopiaV1

On April 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

@Aids, they do some good. Everyone can agree Scientology is an evil evil corporation disguised as a religion, and just so long as Anon fights them I’ll support Anon.

They are lesser of evils, but I agree with your first point. Vote with your wallet!

AnonyObz

On April 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

We don’t fail.We regroup and correct @Aids you now nothing about Anon.

AnonyObz

On April 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

We are not here to entertain,nor do we care about status or seriousness of issues.We do it for the #lulz and the #lulz only,not to satisfy people,we don’t care what you think of us.We only care about the lulz /b/
You are insignificant,We don’t care about your miserable life.

paul

On April 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

The FA cup semi Final (not derby) on Saturday 16 April 2011 was held in London Wembley Stadium. Not Manchester.

Bitchnigga

On April 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

So what you’re saying is you failed? Right? Cause that’s what happened.

Tim

On April 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Anony said:
We are not here to entertain,nor do we care about status or seriousness of issues.We do it for the #lulz and the #lulz only,not to satisfy people,we don’t care what you think of us.We only care about the lulz /b/
You are insignificant,We don’t care about your miserable life.

this screams prepubescence.

Anon

On April 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

@Tim
Do you think that you’re cool, just because you can attempt to disturb us online? You forget that most, if not all, of us do this regularly. If it screams prepubescence, do you scream intolerance, and neglect? I’d sure think so, were I in your position.

Haha

On May 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

So many ing stupid people thinking they know anything about Anonymous. They should be happy someone is fighting for their constitutional rights and privacy