IT served as a gory reminder of the long-standing Spanish tradition which divides Spanish opinion.
On Sunday, a group of animal rights activists stood in front of Valencia’s town hall calling for an end to bullfighting.
This comes just days before the Fallas festival, where bullfighting forms a part of the celebrations.
The protest culminated in each participant pouring a bucket filled with fake blood over themselves.
“The Fallas are soaked in blood”, each container read.
Carmen Moll, a spokesperson for animal rights group Anima Naturalis said: “We are enjoying the festivities of the Fallas, but at the same time bull runs are taking place at the bullfighting fair.”