Brit gored on first day of Pamplona bull runs

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ON the first day of the bull runs at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona (Tuesday July 7), a British tourist was amongst eleven injured.
The 30-year-old Brit was gored when a bull’s horn caught him in the groin. Two Americans were also treated for injuries sustained from the bulls, while the rest of the casualties were hurt after falling or in the general scramble to keep ahead of the animals. None of the injuries from day one were considered life-threatening.
At the weekend before the controversial festival got underway, half-naked animal rights protestors marched through the streets of Navarra city, wearing horns and doused in fake blood. The activists, from organisations PETA and Anima Naturalis, carried placards that read “Pamplona’s streets are stained with bull’s blood.”
The festival lasts for nine days, and many more injuries are expected as runners dash through narrow streets ahead of the bulls, heading to the city’s bull ring. Fifteen people have died at the festival since Pamplona started to keep records in 1900.


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