People in cities across the globe took part in mass pillow fights as part of International Pillow Fight Day. Pillow fights were held in a number of Canadian cities, including Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and London.
In Vancouver, the flash mob was organized on Facebook and several hundred people showed up with pillows and proceeded to knock the stuffing out of them in a frenzied fight outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In London’s Trafalgar Square, people came dressed in pyjamas, dressing gowns and fancy dress to take part in the good-natured pillow fight Saturday afternoon. Most people carried feather-filled pillows that exploded as they fought.
London’s Metropolitan Police said yesterday the event had been peaceful and they had no reports of any trouble.
Organizers listed similar events in more than 130 cities around the world. The fights were organized by The Urban Playground Movement, which wants to encourage people to make use of public spaces.