Pamplona Kicks Off Running of Bulls Festival

The protests of pro-animal rights groups have become a fixture in recent years.

  • Published 6 July 2019

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The blast of a traditional firework opened nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona's famed running of the bulls festival. A member of the northern city's official brass band was chosen for this year's launch of the rocket, known as the "Chupinazo," to mark 100 years since the local ensemble's foundation. Jesús Garísoain addressed an ecstatic crowd from the city hall's balcony, declaring "Long live San Fermin," the saint honored by… Read at AP News