July 13, 2016
Pamplona Bull Run Riddled With Sexual Assault Reports
Because the bull run isn’t controversial enough for its animal rights abuses, Pamplona’s annual bull-running festival has once again been marred by a flood of sexual assault reports. In just the last six days, several women have come forward and reported four rapes, one attempted rape and 10 cases of sexual abuse. Last year, Pamplona Mayor Jose Asirón said the attacks on women had become “a black stain on San Fermín,” the annual festival in which hundreds of people race bulls through Pamplona’s narrow, cobbled streets. The government has since promised to end violence against women during the festival, but already, 15 men have already been arrested this week. Women’s rights activists continue to protest in Plaza del Castillo, where one of the alleged rapes took place, to demonstrate against the attacks that have become an annual occurrence during the festival.
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