March 13th, while speaking in the auditorium at the 15th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, Lierre Kieth was assaulted by pie throwing goons. The 3 pies were laced with hot pepper and therefor had an effect similar to pepper spray, blinding the author for a time. The painful attack was was carried out by three masked, militant vegans unhappy with the substance of the authors new book, The Vegetarian Myth.
The tactic of throwing pies to illustrate distaste is an old one. First made popular by Aron Kay in the 70′s, the tactic made a comeback in the 90′s when adopted by The Biotic Baking Brigade.
Introduction to The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith at Bound Together Bookstore, June 13, 2009
See also: Let Them Eat Meat
Read the militant vegan view at: Veg*n Antagonist Lierre Keith Pied in the Face at 2010 SF Anarchist Bookfair (IndyBay)
Updated: 3/14 at 7:31 am <Thanks for the info David and Robnoxious>