New Year’s Fight at Ruginoasa

Every year, on December 31, at dawn, in the village of Ruginoasa in northeast of Romania, two gangs of masked men attack each other in a traditional fight.
“In recent years, this tradition has been “adapted”, being influenced by the media, for which the event is a sensational show by gendarmes present to control the situation, and by tourists who come to see the fight where, for a few years good, no one died.” Text by Catalin Gruia

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