This past Sunday, 1,000 scantily-clad revelers turned Beijing into a sea of red pulp during a Chinese ripoff of La Tomatina. The event has been deemed “wasteful” by the public, as it went through over 50,000 fruit, around a third of the number deployed at its Spanish counterpart.
Bikini-clad Beijingers get ‘saucy’ at the skirmish, which lasted from 1-7pm.
Tactics differed with some participants hurling individual fruit and others scooping them up with crates to dump on people. Some even used the crates as shields and bunkers.
Girl gets a ‘marinara makeover.’
Like Shenzhen’s La Tomatina and other knockoffs, Beijing’s tomato romp has its critics, who claim that the fruit would be better used to feed the poor.