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By Justin King     Oct 19, 2013 in Internet
John Fairhurst, a known activist within the Anonymous collective, became the well-meaning target of an Anonymous project when he attempted to sell his motorcycle this week.
Fairhurst is the primary organizer of the Million Mask March in Washington, D.C. The cost of organizing the event in the National Mall, including renting a stage and sound system became more than his disposable income. Fairhurst has been adamant that he wanted no donations and would not solicit any, so he decided to sell his prized motorcycle. He was contacted by someone telling him that she was interested in purchasing the motorcycle for her eldest son. This was a lie; she was in fact working with Project J, an internal Anonymous operation.
The aim of Project J was to relieve him of his motorcycle by posing as buyers and purchasing it with money gained from a secret fundraising campaign held on The bike was to be returned to him at the Million Mask March on November 5th, after he had already used the money from the sale to fund the event.
While Anonymous is recognized for its ability to shut out the media and law enforcement when operations demand it, organizing a project for one of their own was a little more difficult. In less than 24 hours, Fairhurst became aware of his status as an Anonymous target.
Fairhurst commented on how he felt when he discovered his new status
I was speechless.
Fairhurst s motorcycle
Fairhurst's motorcycle
John Fairhurst
The fundraising campaign’s website seen here states
Brothers & sisters of anonymous, a very dedicated person to the cause needs our help! KEEP THIS QUIET!
John Anthony has been tirelessly at the helm of the 2013 Million Mask March. This was his brain child & has grown worldwide, has grown massive, & now belongs to the earth.
This hasn't stopped our dear friend from shouldering all of the cost of the Washington DC march. He has wanted this to be a completely free event for much so, that he's decided to sell his own motorcycle to pay for the stage & sound equipment.
This is where we come in. Since he is flat out refusing donations of any kind, we have decided the best thing to do is to BUY HIS BIKE & then gift it back to him at the march.
Fairhurst was obviously touched by the whole charade; and has since conceded to accepting the money, in large part due to the fact that most of the donations to the site were anonymous and he would be unable to return the money anyway.
It really hit home.
The campaign seeks to raise the $4000 dollar asking price in the next two weeks.
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