A YouTube account holder who posted a video of two people throwing whipped "pies" at columnist Thomas Friedman before an Earth Day speech at Brown claimed the pie-throwers, and others who distributed leaflets, are a group called "Greenwash Guerrillas." The group has posted press releases and a link to the video on its Web site.
One of the pie-throwers was identified yesterday as a Brown student. A statement from the university said the student was "apprehended." The incident will be reviewed by the school's non-academic disciplinary system, the statement said.
Friedman, a Pulitzer-prize winning author and columnist for the New York Times, has coined the term "geo-green" to describe an environmental advocacy that, through the mechanisms of capitalism, he believes can strengthen both our political and economic standing in the world.