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ISTANBUL – Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists gathered Sunday for an LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, moving from street to street for an hour as police tried to end an event the local government had banned for the fourth year in a row.
Hundreds of people chanted slogans and waved rainbow flags on side streets along Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. The organizers released a statement saying the city’s ban would not deter them from marching peacefully.
The article goes on to state the following:
Despite the ban, police allowed the organizers to read a press statement. “We do not recognize this ban,” the group said in the statement read out loud by a volunteer, calling the prohibition imposed by Istanbul’s governor “comical.”
Police told the crowd to disperse after the statement, warning “otherwise, we will intervene.” Officers patrolled with dogs and had water cannons stationed nearby.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 1, 2018
Istanbul – “Police use rubber bullets as gay groups defy ban, march in Istanbul pride parade
Even though authorities refuse permission for 4th year in a row, 1,000 people gather, unfold rainbow flag, read press statement” pic.twitter.com/crT6iuSpZ7
— Sara R Phillips (@sararphillips) July 1, 2018
Turkish Gay Pride marchers clash with riot police in #Istanbul as hundreds run from tear gas terror after parade is banned by pious rulers for the fourth year in a row https://t.co/f5UnMlNyfo #IstanbulPride #Turkey
— LGBTory Canada (@LGBToryCanada) July 1, 2018
“The Pride-parade in Istanbul was banned for the fourth year in a rowby Turkish authorities. But about 1000 people gathered anyway on Sunday near the Taksim area … which was guarded by hundreds of police … shot rubber bullets at some that tried to enter the area”
— b9AcE 🐊 (@b9AcE) July 1, 2018
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