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Throwing cushion to the wind in China’s pillow fight

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 00:48

April 7 - Hundreds of pillow fighters engage in battle in Hong Kong's financial district. Tara Cleary reports.

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Hong Kong gets ready to take a pounding. It's one of a hundred cities around the world participating in the annual pillow fight. And organizer Tom Grundy manages to escape the gentle abuse for just a few minutes. SOUNDBITE: Tom Grundy, Hong Kong pillow fight organizer, saying (English): "In Hong Kong it's quite a high pressure city, so it's a good chance for everyone to let off some steam. (is attacked by pillow fighters) any more questions?" Most participants say it's a safe and fun stress reliever. SOUNDBITE: Paris, school student, saying (English): "All the teenagers here have got exams coming soon. And it's just to let off steam and just to be a kid again." SOUNDBITE: Michael Kinder, Hong Kong University student, saying (English): "It's just nice seeing people with pillows every now and again. You just have to get it out of your system." And at the end of the day, all that's left to do is wait for the feathers and fluff to settle.

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Throwing cushion to the wind in China’s pillow fight

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 00:48