Six are hurt as the bull run returns in Spain’s Pamplona

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Madrid (CNN) — Half a dozen people, including one man aged 30 from Atlanta, were taken by ambulance to the hospital following the third run of the bulls in Spain’s Pamplona.

CNN reported that none of the six bullies were killed during the run.

According to the press release, the American sustained a broken left hand while five other Spaniards were also injured, including four men and a girl aged 16.

Revelers race during running of the bulls at San Fermin festival, Pamplona, July 7.

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The first San Fermin Festival since 2019 started on Wednesday. Huge crowds flocked to the Spanish city.

To celebrate the nine-day celebration’s opening, thousands gathered at Pamplona’s city hall. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

Thursday was the first day for the running of bulls. It is a tradition that dates back centuries. Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “The Sun Also Rises”, made it famous.

Thousands have taken to the for Pamplona's iconic festival, which began on Wednesday.

Pamplona’s legendary festival, which began Wednesday, has attracted thousands of people.

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

This controversial event has been criticized by animal rights activists for years. On Tuesday, many protestors marched in Pamplona dressed as dinosaur costumes.

In 2019, at least 39 people were hurt during the festival, with three others being gored.

Through July 14, the bull running will continue at 8 a.m.

Top image credit: Ruben Albarran/Pressinphoto/Icon Sport/Getty Images

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