'Speared' activists protest Spain's Pamplona bull runs

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  • Friday, 05 Jul 2019

Animal rights protesters demonstrate for the abolition of bullfights one day before the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - Dozens of half-naked protesters lay on the street with fake spears jutting from their backs on the eve of the Spanish festival of San Fermin on Friday, in a recreation of the technique used to weaken bulls in a bullfight.

Ahead of the festivities in Pamplona, in which hundreds of people run from specially-bred bulls through narrow streets, the demonstrators were highlighting what they see as animal cruelty.

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