Portuguese 'Suicide Squad' flung into the air after taking on a raging bull without any protection in Lisbon

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Animals
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Wearing brightly coloured and intricately embroidered costumes, members of the Coruche forcados were flung around the Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon as they confronted the creature head-on.

Forcados are men who perform the traditional 'face catch' in Portuguese bullfighting with no weapons to defend themselves.

This involves one of the men provoking the bull to charge then securing its head. His comrades then quickly surround the animal and help wrestle it into submission.

The men who perform in the bullring shows are known as 'Suicide Squad' in California due to their death-defying stunts.

Calls to ban bullfighting in Portugal renewed just days before the performance as the People-Animals-Nature political party announced a new parliamentary bill to shelve the sport.

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