Outdoor Manhattan Banana Food Fight

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I would have paid good money for a safe ringside seat at this riot.

From The New York Times for April 24, 1901.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 22, 2013
     Category: Food | Riots, Protests and Civil Disobedience | 1900s





Comments
You have to remember, this was before TV and most people still didn't have radio so they had to seek out entertainment wherever and whenever it came along.

And a good time was had by all!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/22/13 at 11:23 AM
I couldn't help but think of Bluto Blutarsky screaming, "FOOD FIGHT!"
Posted by KDP on 03/22/13 at 03:45 PM
I am going to refer to my irate cussing in Italian (when English just won't do) as "foreign imprecations." Love how they have to spell out that the vendors were Italian --- and I'm sure they pronounced it "Eye-talian."
Posted by ScoutC on 03/22/13 at 06:25 PM
Atleast they did not overturn any horses and set them on fire!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/22/13 at 11:42 PM
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