Pamplona erupts with start of Spain’s Fermin bull-run fiesta

EPA / JAVIER LIZON

Fighting bulls from Victoriano del Rio chase 'mozos' or runners during the third bull run of the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, 09 July 2015.

Pamplona erupts with start of Spain’s Fermin bull-run fiesta


PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people are singing and dancing in the streets of this northern Spanish city to celebrate the start of the Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

The festival started Wednesday with the traditional midday launching of a firework rocket — known as the "Chupinazo"— from Pamplona's town hall balcony.

Thousands of people jammed into the square down below, immediately began jumping and screaming "Viva San Fermin!"

The nine-day, str...


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