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Wed, November 14, 2018
Spanish use tomatoes in food fight
Dhaka, 1 September, Abnews: Thousands of revellers hurled some 145 tonnes of tomatoes at each other on Wednesday, celebrating the messy annual Tomatina festival in the eastern Spanish town of Bunol.
 
A fire cracker signal marked the start of the massive food fight at 11:00am (0900 GMT) and during the next hour, six trucks loaded with over-ripe tomatoes drove through the small town’s main street providing ammunition for festival-goers.
 
Some wore sunglasses or goggles as protection for their eyes as they covered each other in red pulp.
 
The Tomatina is said to have originated from a spontaneous bust-up amongst villagers in 1945. It was banned for a while during the 1950s at the height of General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, but today draws large crowds of locals as well as foreign tourists. – Reuters
 
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