Outdoor Manhattan Banana Food Fight


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 | Bananas

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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