Spain holds first running of the bulls since 2019, leading to 6 injuries

Topline

The Spanish city of Pamplona held the running of the bulls on Thursday for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, injuring six people as thousands took to the streets to take part in the controversial tradition.

Highlights

The running of the bulls, an age-old tradition, is part of the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, ​​which takes place from July 7 to 14.

The bullfight takes place every morning during the festival at 8 a.m., with six bulls led by six oxen, an event that usually lasts less than three minutes, the Associated Press reported.

The race is dangerous, with bulls known to gore or kill runners, but only six people were injured Thursday, including an American who broke his arm, CNN reported.

Contra

The event has long drawn criticism from animal rights activists, and it is also considered controversial due to the dangers to attendees.

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