Funeral of matador Victor Bario, in Spain


Barrio’s death was marked with a minute’s silence at Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring on Sunday. Spain’s acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, tweeted his condolences to the family. Despite bullfighting’s emblematic status in Spanish culture, many have called for an end to the tradition. Animal rights activists in Spain have renewed calls for a total ban on bullfighting. There were further injuries on Saturday at the San Fermín festival, in which bulls and runners rush through the cobbled streets of Pamplona. A 33-year-old Japanese man was gored in the chest, a 24-year-old Spanish man in the arm, and 12 others sustained minor injuries, according to the local government’s website. Over the weekend a 28-year-old Spaniard died during a bull run in the village of Pedreguer, near Valencia.


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