By Guillermo Martinez and Sergio Perez
VILLASECA DE LA SAGRA, SPAIN (Reuters) – Ten bulls charged via the streets of Villaseca de la Sagra on Sunday in pursuit of tons of of runners as the primary bull operating fiesta was held in Spain for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Villages and cities throughout Spain maintain the fiestas however they have been prohibited final 12 months because the nation introduced in robust well being restrictions. Opposition to them has elevated in recent times as Spanish society stays divided over the controversial difficulty of utilizing bulls for sport.
No-one was injured in the course of the nation’s first run, on this village of 1,700 inhabitants which is 65 km (41 miles) south of Madrid.
With the intention to adjust to well being restrictions, as much as 900 runners have been allowed to run forward of the bulls every day in the course of the pageant between Sept 5-12, the council mentioned, whereas the gang was restricted to 1,300 folks per run.
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“We have been very excited. There have been loads of controls. If folks respect restrictions, we will do that throughout Spain,” mentioned Fernando Dominguez, 45, a market employee from Madrid.
A 2020 ballot, revealed by the survey firm Electomania, discovered that 47% Spaniards backed banning bullfighting whereas 18.6% opposed prohibition and 37% opposed bullfighting however didn’t need it to be banned.
Bullfights happen after bull runs and likewise as stand-alone occasions.
(Reporting by Guillermo Martinez, Sergio Perez, Catherine Macdonald; writing by Graham Keeley; enhancing by Philippa Fletcher)
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