Istanbul pride parade hit with tear gas by police, at least 19 arrested


B00Mer
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Istanbul pride parade hit with tear gas by police, at least 19 arrested



Police in Istanbul have used tear gas and have detained activists who gathered to mark gay pride week after authorities banned their rally in the city. At least 19 activists have been detained.

Police on Sunday rounded up several activists who assembled on a main pedestrian street to issue a statement in honour of gay rights and to denounce the ban. Police later fired tear gas and rubber pellets to disperse activists gathering in side streets. Two European Parliament legislators were also briefly detained.

Istanbul's governor banned both last week's Trans Pride March and Sunday's broader LGBT pride parade, citing security concerns.

Last week, police also used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up demonstrators who gathered for the trans parade in defiance of the ban.

Istanbul pride parade hit with tear gas by police, at least 19 arrested - World - CBC News
 
lone wolf
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When in Rome....
 
Walter
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Bloody Muslims.
 
Danbones
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Well, those lesbo turkish cops needed some fresh meat...
WHy as we speak, they are down in the lowest dungeon playing hide the wienie with a 10 kilo bag of heroin and a couple of anti Ardigan journalists
 

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