Spain Bullfighters Call For Massive Protests Against Gov

Spanish bullfighters are calling for a massive demonstration to be carried out during the next weeks to protest against the Ministry of Culture and their lack of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reports said that the pro-bullfighting organisation Fundacion Toro de Lidia has asked bullfighters and other working in the business, as well as fans and supporters, to take part in a protest in the coming weeks in Spain.

According to local media, a first protest could be carried out on 24th May in the city of Seville at 12:30 pm in the city centre in Plaza de Espana.

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The organization Fundacion Toro de Lidia criticizing the Spanish Culture Minister Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes

Local media reported that the bullfighting sector is unhappy with the lack of support during the COVID-19 health crisis that has affected this kind of entertainment as public spectacles have been suspended since 14th March when the country went into a lockdown.

The Fundacion Toro de Lidia said on social media: “The bullfighting sector has been working patiently, respectfully and loyally with the Ministry of Culture, obtaining in exchange discrimination and censorship, culminating in a royal decree of aid to the cultural sector in which they do not even mention bullfighting.”

They also added: “We are not going to accept that organised totalitarian groups try to impose on society what counts as culture and what does not, and impose their dogmatic vision of the world.”

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