Speaking of tomatoes, which I have been doing often lately, I came across this bit of news:
Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions
I had heard of people throwing tomatoes in protest, but more in a public shaming of a politician or performer sort of way. Not as a mass political protest. Especially where the protest involves protestors throwing tomatoes at each other.
And then in trying to find the link to the above-described story, and googling “tomato throwing,” google kindly filled in “tomato throwing festival,” thus leading to the further discovery that there is even an annual tomato-throwing festival in Spain: La tomatina.
I am currently coping with an excess of overripe tomatoes myself, but the only throwing I had in mind for them was towards the compost pile…
An almost overripe tomato from my kitchen counter. I have no plans of throwing this tomato at anyone. If I don’t manage to include it in some sort of tomato sauce, it will be thrown in the compost pile.¹
¹ Truth be told, I am only including this photo because I have been posting so many photos lately that it felt somehow wrong to not include a photo of something. And seeing as I don’t have photos of actual tomato-throwing activities, I took this rather uninteresting photo just now in my kitchen.
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I kind of like the idea of a mass food fight. I think I had read about the tomato throwing festival before, but I’ve never heard of it as a form of organized political protest.