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Revellers hurl tomatoes at each other in Spanish festival

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:14

Tens of thousands of partygoers in Spain threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in an epic food fight known as 'La Tomatina' on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Tens of thousands of partygoers in Spain threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in an epic food fight known as 'La Tomatina' on Wednesday (August 30). Over 20,000 people - both from Spain and abroad - gathered for the messy battle in the small town of Bunol in the east of the country, which takes place annually on the last Wednesday of August. Partygoers from around the world crammed the narrow streets of Bunol to smear each other with squashed tomatoes. Security present at the event - including security officers and local safety personnel - increased by 5 percent against the previous year after a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month killed 16 people, the Civil Guard said.

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Revellers hurl tomatoes at each other in Spanish festival

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:14