The annual Running of the Bulls festival began with a blast of traditional fireworks in front of thousands of people who gathered in Pamplona's central square on Saturday. The ceremony launched nine days of festivities filled with adrenaline.
The kick-off was marred by a scandal as activists managed to unveil a Basque country flag despite the ban from police. Scuffles broke out occasionally... Еще between the Municipal Guard and some participants.
Meanwhile, thousands of people dressed in white doused themselves in Spanish wine in line with the events traditions. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Pamplona during the San Fermin festival every year with many of them taking part in the 850-meter long run with bulls.