Hat Tip to Instapundit and Stanley Kurtz.

Divestment activists at Tufts infiltrated an information session for prospective students and their parents in a pathetic attempt to raise awareness for their cause. They were quickly shut down by the parents of the real prospective students who didn’t appreciate having their time wasted.

In short, the whole thing blew up in their faces.

Lizz Grainger of the Tufts Daily writes.

Divestment activists target info session, tours

In the wake of backlash over a video posted online of students advocating for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies in an information session for prospective students last week, the protestors say said their aim was to catch the administration’s attention and spread their message to prospective students.

The students, members of Tufts Divest For Our Future who attended the info session to pose as prospective students asking questions of an Office of Undergraduate Admissions officer about the university’s divestment policy, have faced criticism from fellow students and observers off the Hill that their approach was inappropriate.

“The goal …was to send a message to the administration that Tufts is invested in the fossil fuel industry and they shouldn’t claim to prospective students that Tufts is a leader in sustainability,” Tufts Divest co-founder Dan Jubelirer said.

In the video, which has circulated online after Jubelirer posted it on YouTube Thursday, he and two other Tufts Divest members press Naiara Souto, the Admissions officer leading the session, with repeated questions about the university’s stance on divestment. One parent of a prospective student at the meeting repeatedly asked the students to leave before telling them, “Enough,…stop wasting our time,” and threatening, “I’m going to get security if you don’t shut the hell up.”

Here’s the video, stay with it to the end.