Essdras Suarez/Globe Staff
Hundreds of people gathered today on Cambridge Common to engage in an epic pillow fight that persisted for more than an hour.
Boston-based group Banditos Misteriosos planned the event, instructing participants via a post made to their website at 12 a.m. this morning to go to the park, which is near Harvard Square, at 3 p.m.
Participants, some in costumes, waged war on each other with pillows of all shapes and sizes. Some police gathered at the scene, but there did not appear to be any major disturbances. Event organizers said they hoped to have help from participants in cleaning up the Cambridge park, a portion of which was littered with down and other pillow debris.
By 4 p.m., a smaller group was still locked in intense melee on the Common, but others had left or begun helping clean up the area. Organizers said the event, which constitutes Boston's involvement in "World Pillow Fight Day," was a great success.
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