- Title: Peruvian police use tear gas on activists protesting bullfighting
- Date: 5th November 2018
- Summary: LIMA, PERU (NOVEMBER 04, 2018) (REUTERS) POLICE IN RIOT GEAR AND HOLDING GUNS TO FIRE TEAR GAS CANISTERS AT ANTI-BULLFIGHTING PROTESTERS, SMOKE FROM TEAR GAS CANISTERS BEING FIRED IN THE AIR OFFICER HOLDING TEAR GAS CANISTER AMONGST PROTESTERS PROTESTERS KICKING AND THROWING AWAY CANISTER IN DIRECTION OF POLICE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTER, NADIA SOTO, SAYING: "No more killings, that is the only thing we want. Stop the killings. These sordid games should not exist." PROTESTERS GATHERED NEAR SITE WHERE BULLFIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE PROTESTER DRESSED AS BLOODY BULL ANTI-BULLFIGHTING PLACARDS HELD UP BY PROTESTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTER, ALEX TORRES, SAYING: "We (Peru) is one of eight countries which brutally tortures (bulls) in front of people, and which considers it a form of cultural art." PLACARD THAT READS, "DON'T TEACH HOW TO KILL, TEACH VALUES" PROTESTERS IN COSTUME STAGING MOCK BULLFIGHT PROTESTERS CHANTING AND HOLDING UP PLACARDS IMAGE OF STABBED BULL BEING HELD UP AT PROTEST
- Embargoed: 19th November 2018 00:06
- Keywords: bullfighting protest animal rights activist Lima Peru tear gas police
- Location: LIMA, PERU
- City: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001953B803
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Police in the Peruvian capital city of Lima on Sunday (November 4) used tear gas on hundreds of activists protesting bullfighting during the country's traditional annual bullfighting fair.
The protesters argue that bullfighting amounts to legalised, cultural torture.
There are over 500 bullfights a year in Peru, more than any other Latin American country and, at 250 years, the Plaza de Acho is the oldest bullring in Latin America.
Animal rights activists have held protests and demonstrations for years to push for the outlaw of the sport in Peru.
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