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Scuffles as Spanish town drops bull-spearing from festival

Just before the bull was released in Tordesillas on Tuesday, some 200 animal rights activists from across Spain faced off against thousands of local residents, with police separating the two camps.

Tordesillas, Spain

LOCALS scuffled with animal rights activists on Tuesday at a centuries-old Spanish festival held for the first time since the event was banned from spearing its half-tonne bull to death. "Bastard politicians, respect traditions", read a giant placard set up at the