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54 semi-naked demonstrators are in a & # 39; crime scene & # 39; in Pamplona to represent bulls that will be killed

Dozens of naked protesters marched today in the streets of Pamplona, ​​northern Spain, to demonstrate against the city's bullfighting tradition.

They only wore underwear, horns and a fake knife on their backs. 54 animal rights activists were in front of the famous San Fermin festival in front of the town hall the day before.

The group created a fake & # 39; crime scene & # 39; and stuck white tape on the ground in the form of bulls. Fifty-four of them then lay down to represent the bulls that will die at this weekend's festival.

Dozens of naked protesters marched today in the streets of Pamplona, ​​northern Spain, to demonstrate against the city's bullfighting tradition. They only wore underwear, horns and a fake knife on their backs. A day before the famous San Fermin festival, 54 animal rights activists were facing the town hall.

Dozens of naked protesters marched today in the streets of Pamplona, ​​northern Spain, to demonstrate against the city's bullfighting tradition. They only wore underwear, horns and a fake knife on their backs. A day before the famous San Fermin festival, 54 animal rights activists were facing the town hall.

The group created a fake & # 39; crime scene & # 39; and stuck white tape on the ground in the form of bulls

The group created a fake & # 39; crime scene & # 39; and stuck white tape on the ground in the form of bulls

Fifty-four of them then lay down to represent the bulls that will die at this weekend's festival

Fifty-four of them then lay down to represent the bulls that will die at this weekend's festival

The group created a fake & # 39; crime scene & # 39; and stuck white tape on the ground in the form of bulls. Fifty-four of them then lay down to represent the bulls that will die at this weekend's festival. Pictured left: a demonstrator in the white & # 39; crime tape & # 39 ;, right: a demonstrator from behind showing a & # 39; knife & # 39; in their backs

During the opening ceremony & # 39; txupinazo & # 39; people participated in bull races, music and dance through the old city.

Demonstrations are usually held on July 5, prior to the controversial festival that starts on July 6.

Animal rights group PETA said people from Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US traveled to demonstrate.

In a petition calling for the tradition to be banned, the group said: & # 39; Young bulls that have had very little contact with people are being transported to Pamplona on a long and stressful journey.

& # 39; The festival organizers limit them to a small pen for a few days.

& # 39; Then they release them into a noisy, chaotic crowd of people – especially tourists – chasing the terrified animals through the narrow streets of the city.

During the opening ceremony & # 39; txupinazo & # 39; people participated in bull races, music and dance through the old city

During the opening ceremony & # 39; txupinazo & # 39; people participated in bull races, music and dance through the old city

Demonstrations are usually held on July 5, prior to the controversial festival that starts on July 6

Demonstrations are usually held on July 5, prior to the controversial festival that starts on July 6

During the opening ceremony & # 39; txupinazo & # 39; people participated in bull races, music and dance through the old city. Demonstrations are usually held on July 5, prior to the controversial festival that starts on July 6.

Animal rights group PETA said people from Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US traveled to demonstrate

Animal rights group PETA said people from Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US traveled to demonstrate

Animal rights group PETA said people from Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US traveled to demonstrate

Bullhorns and the instrument that demonstrators wore

Bullhorns and the instrument that demonstrators wore

In a petition calling for the tradition to be banned, the group said: & # 39; Young bulls who have had very little contact with humans are being transported to Pamplona on a long and stressful journey & # 39;

In a petition calling for the tradition to be banned, the group said: & # 39; Young bulls who have had very little contact with humans are being transported to Pamplona on a long and stressful journey & # 39;

In a petition calling for the tradition to be banned, the group said: & # 39; Young bulls who have had very little contact with people are being transported on a long and stressful journey to Pamplona & # 39 ;. Pictured: bullhorns and the instrument that demonstrators wore

An animal rights activist participates by lying on the ground with his face. Every year dozens of bulls die in the festival, while 15 lives have been lost since the beginning of the festival in 1924

An animal rights activist participates by lying on the ground with his face. Every year dozens of bulls die in the festival, while 15 lives have been lost since the beginning of the festival in 1924

An animal rights activist participates by lying on the ground with his face. Every year dozens of bulls die in the festival, while 15 lives have been lost since the beginning of the festival in 1924

The age-old bullfighting tradition, made famous worldwide in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, has long been a point of contention in Spain, with demonstrators demonstrating every year on July 5

The age-old bullfighting tradition, made famous worldwide in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, has long been a point of contention in Spain, with demonstrators demonstrating every year on July 5

An animal rights activist lies next to a sign & # 39; stop bullfighting & # 39;

An animal rights activist lies next to a sign & # 39; stop bullfighting & # 39;

The age-old bullfighting tradition, made famous worldwide in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, has long been a point of contention in Spain, with demonstrators demonstrating every year on July 5

The Canary Islands became the first Spanish region to ban the & barbarian & # 39; tradition surpassed. Twenty years later, Catalonia followed the example. But bullfighting still happens every year in northern Spain, with protests against it there is a regular occurrence

The Canary Islands became the first Spanish region to ban the & barbarian & # 39; tradition surpassed. Twenty years later, Catalonia followed the example. But bullfighting still happens every year in northern Spain, with protests against it there is a regular occurrence

The Canary Islands became the first Spanish region to ban the & barbarian & # 39; tradition surpassed. Twenty years later, Catalonia followed the example. But bullfighting still happens every year in northern Spain, with protests against it there is a regular occurrence

& # 39; The bulls often collide with walls or lose their hold, sometimes they break bones & # 39 ;.

& # 39; And that is not the end. Later in the day they will be tortured in the arena.

& # 39; During the festival at least 48 bulls are stabbed barbarically. The mayor of Pamplona must stop this massacre & # 39 ;.

The festival sees more than 1000 daredevils & # 39; haunted & # 39; by the bulls in the cobblestone streets of the city for four minutes.

While pro-bullfighting groups have fought against restrictions to get the tradition protected under the UNESCO list of cultural heritage, the fighting is still declining. Bur activists, like the one pictured, want them all to stop

While pro-bullfighting groups have fought against restrictions to get the tradition protected under the UNESCO list of cultural heritage, the fighting is still declining. Bur activists, like the one pictured, want them all to stop

While pro-bullfighting groups have fought against restrictions to get the tradition protected under the UNESCO list of cultural heritage, the fighting is still declining. Bur activists, like the one pictured, want them all to stop

There were 810 fights in 2008, but that number fell by more than half last year to just 369. Peta says 56 bulls will be killed this weekend

There were 810 fights in 2008, but that number fell by more than half last year to just 369. Peta says 56 bulls will be killed this weekend

There were 810 fights in 2008, but that number fell by more than half last year to just 369. Peta says 56 bulls will be killed this weekend

Animal rights protesters demonstrate for the abolition of bullfighting a day before the start of the San Fermin festival. Activists hold up a sign that reads: & # 39; Bulls die a bloody death in Pamplona & # 39;

Animal rights protesters demonstrate for the abolition of bullfighting a day before the start of the San Fermin festival. Activists hold up a sign that reads: & # 39; Bulls die a bloody death in Pamplona & # 39;

Animal rights protesters demonstrate for the abolition of bullfighting a day before the start of the San Fermin festival. Activists hold up a sign that reads: & # 39; Bulls die a bloody death in Pamplona & # 39;

Every year dozens of bulls die in the festival, while 15 lives have been lost since the beginning of the festival in 1924.

The age-old bullfighting tradition, made famous worldwide in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, has long been a point of contention in Spain.

The Canary Islands became the first Spanish region to ban the & barbarian & # 39; tradition surpassed. Twenty years later, Catalonia followed the example.

While pro-bullfighting groups have fought against restrictions to get the tradition protected under the UNESCO list of cultural heritage, the fighting is still declining.

There were 810 fights in 2008, but that number dropped more than half last year to just 369.

Activists who only wore plastic bullhorns held up bright yellow signs in a thick black font with the text & # 39; Stop bullfighting & # 39 ;.

Activists who only wore plastic bullhorns held up bright yellow signs in a thick black font with the text & # 39; Stop bullfighting & # 39 ;.

Activists who only wore plastic bullhorns held up bright yellow signs in a thick black font with the text & # 39; Stop bullfighting & # 39 ;.

People traveled from all over the world to participate in the very daring protest, where demonstrators only wore black underwear

People traveled from all over the world to participate in the very daring protest, where demonstrators only wore black underwear

People traveled from all over the world to participate in the very daring protest, where demonstrators only wore black underwear

Activists from the animal organizations AnimaNaturalis and Peta are seen during their traditional protest against bullfighting

Activists from the animal organizations AnimaNaturalis and Peta are seen during their traditional protest against bullfighting

Locals and holiday makers looked shocked at the daring protest

Locals and holiday makers looked shocked at the daring protest

Locals and holiday makers were shocked by the daring protest that activists almost saw

Some activists inject their bullhorns with red paint to represent blood

Some activists inject their bullhorns with red paint to represent blood

Some activists inject their bullhorns with red paint to represent blood

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