Tens of thousands attend controversial San Fermín bull-running festival

Tens of thousands attend controversial San Fermín bull-running festival

The highlight of the festival is the early morning bull runs, which began on Friday, when thousands of daredevils started to race against six bulls. Some praise them as brave, others dismiss them as stupid: macho locals and tourists alike who test themselves by running away from six fighting bulls as they charge along a winding cobble-stoned route to Pamplona's bullring. It's the highlight of the nine-day festival in the northern Spanish city - the early morning “encierros,” or bull …