The Bookseller - 08.06.11 | Charlotte Williams
It is understood it was through messages exchanged on Twitter that Foyles had become aware of the possibility of a protest. Raszpodnik posted: "If you’re at Foyles today to protest against Grayling’s appearance please egg him—or worse". Francesgrahl tweeted: "AC Grayling at Foyles tomorrow Free entry. Protest anyone?"
Activist and New Statesman columnist Laurie Penny tweeted after the disruption: "Grayling's #NCH is an act of monstrous vandalism at the heart of the academy. Smoke bomb in a bookshop not a bad metaphor. But a silly idea." A video of the protest has been posted on YouTube.
Hamilton said: "Professor Grayling offered to answer students' questions for 20 minutes after the scheduled event, we regret that one individual decided to curtail this opportunity for further discussion by letting off a smoke bomb at the end. We evacuated the room swiftly and safely."
Fuller report at The Telegraph.