Three masked individuals splashed a green liquid—which police believe to be buttermilk with food coloring—on representatives of energy companies during a presentation of their operations at the University of Iceland (HÍ) yesterday, and then fled the scene.
The companies Landsvirkjun, Nýorka, Geysir Green Engery and Metan presented their operations in booths on the HÍ square as part of the “Green Days” organized by Gaia, the association of Master students in Environment and Natural Resources studies, to raise awareness of ecological consumption and recycling.
Gudmundur R. Jónsson, managing director of finance and operations at HÍ, told Fréttabladid that people are upset about the incident, adding that he suspects who the activists are, although no announcement has been made because of it.
“I think it is rather pathetic when people are protesting against something while wearing masks and being afraid to showing their faces. Then they just run away and don’t claim responsibility for anything,” Jónsson said.
A university staff member caught hold of one of the activists, but lost his grip as a spectator disrupted him. Police are investigating the case.