facebook
twitter
search
search

44 tons of tomatoes thrown in Chilean city

Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

QUILLON, Chile, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Officials in a Chilean city said about 7,000 people lobbed tomatoes at one another for the third annual "War of the Tomato."

The event, inspired by the tomato festival in Bunol, Spain, involved more than 44 tons of tomatoes being thrown Saturday in Quillon, CBS News reported Monday.

The War of the Tomato was founded by local man Miguel Pedreros and some friends two years ago, but this year they handed control over to municipal officials.

The city obtained their tomatoes from local farmers aiming to boost the national profile of their crop.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Buyer in U.S. orders 1 million doughnuts from France
Judge, former classmate have emotional reunion in court
Watch from a sea turtle's perspective as it swims through Great Barrier Reef
SoBe apologizes for alarming bottle cap message
Wimbledon headband deemed too colorful for Wimbledon athletes