Case against ‘la Manada’ has caused outrage as supporters of alleged victim say it appeared as if she was on trial

A verdict is due in the trial of five men accused of gang-rape during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona last year, in a case where it appeared to many of the alleged victim’s supporters in Spain that she was on trial.

The alleged rape occurred in the early hours of 7 July 2016 during the popular San Fermín festival. The woman, an 18-year-old from Madrid, met the five men – one of whom was in the Spanish army – as she was making her way to the car she was sleeping in while staying in the city.

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