Men on Horseback in Spain Spear Bull to Death Amid Protests

September 15, 2015 11:26 AM

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TORDESILLAS, Spain — Men on horseback in a Spanish town chased down a bull and speared it to death Tuesday during the annual Toro de la Vega festival — a tradition reviled by animal rights activists, who turned out by the hundreds to protest.

Scuffles broke out between activists and the festival's more numerous supporters before the bull, weighing more than half a ton, was set loose in the north central town of Tordesillas.

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