- Title: SPAIN: TOMATO FIGHT CELEBRATES END OF TOMATO HARVEST
- Date: 27th August 1997
- Summary: BUNOL, SPAIN (AUGUST 27, 1997)(RTV) 1. PEOPLE MASSED IN STREET FLINGING TOMATOES, HOSES SPRAYING WATER PAN LEFT TO MEN KNEE-DEEP IN TOMATO PULP, THOWING TOMATOES 0.17 2. HAS TRUCK FULL OF TOMATOES MOVING SLOWLY THROUGH CROWD, MEN THROWING TOMATOES FROM TRUCK, PEOPLE SHELTERING AGAINST WALL (3 SHOTS) 0.40 4. HAS TRUCK TIPPING TOMATOES ONTO STREET 0.59 5. HAS PEOPLE THROWING MORE TOMATOES AT EACH OTHER (8 SHOTS) 1.40 6. HAS PEOPLE WADING IN TOMATO PULP, MAN IN WHEELCHAIR 1.44 7. HAS PEOPLE IN PULP/MAN LYING IN PULP (2 SHOTS) 1.55 8. MV LUIS ESCRBANO, IN WHEELCHAIR, SAYING "I COME EVERY YEAR, AND HAVE SO MUCH FUN. IT'S BETTER TO DO THIS THAN THROW THEM AWAY" (SPANISH) (2 SHOTS) 2.13 9. SLV PEOPLE COVERED IN TOMATO PULP 2.20 10. SCU TONY RUSSELL FROM CHICAGO, UNITED STATES, SAYING " I THINK I'LL PASS ON TOMATO SOUP TONIGHT - MAYBE TOMORROW" ENGLISH) 2.25 11. HAS MORE OF TOMATO FIGHT. (5 SHOTS) 2.59 Initials S3 P3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: BUNOL, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Duration: 00:02:59
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- Story Text: - INTRO: Spanish tomato growers have been celebrating the end of their harvest in the traditional manner - with a massive food fight.
Thousands of revellers pelted each other with tomatoes during the annual fiesta in the Spanish village of Bunol.
One hundred tonnes of juicy, ripe tomatoes were dumped in Bunol's narrow streets as locals and tourists alike delighted in attacking each other.
The battle left visitors and streets coated in tomato pulp. But the growers say there's no waste - it's only the produce they cannot sell that provides the ammunition.
Many people came well prepared, wearing swim suits, hats and shorts to keep tomato stains to a minimum. As the battle died down, visitors frolicked in the tomato pulp sloshing through the streets.
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- Embargoed:11th September 1997 13:00