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Turkish police break up LGBT pride parade in Istanbul, detain dozens

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Police in Turkey broke up a and LGBT pride parade on Sunday, detaining dozens of attendees.

Police officers additionally reportedly tried to cease journalists from recording or taking photos of the occasion, which befell in Istanbul. One photographer for the Agence France Presse was detained, in keeping with the outlet.

Nevertheless, images from the occasion present police battling rally-goers. It is unclear how many individuals attended the MARCH

Istanbul authorities issued a 7-day ban on public demonstrations forward of the pride parade.

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Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Police officers stop journalists to movie and take photos of activists detained whereas making an attempt to march in a pride parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

“We have obtained information that between 21 June 2022 (Tuesday) and 23 June 2022 (Thursday) gatherings, press releases, marches, distribution of leaflets, etc are planned to be held within the scope of the 30th ‘Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week,’” metropolis governors mentioned in a press release. “All events are banned in all open and closed areas for seven days.”

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Istanbul’s LGBT Pride Week Committee issued a press release condemning metropolis officers and arguing they’d no proper to ban the occasion final week.

Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Police officers stop journalists to movie and take photos of activists detained whereas making an attempt to march in a pride parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

“This decision is illegal, and we would like to inform you that we will use all our rights and make the necessary objections,” the group wrote, in keeping with a translation. “We would like to thank our entire network of lawyers and venues that have supported us. We won’t give up, we are not afraid! We will continue our events in safe places and online.”

The group said the march was set to have fun the thirtieth anniversary of the LGBT motion in Turkey.

Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Police officers stop journalists to movie and take photos of activists detained whereas making an attempt to march in a pride parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

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No accidents have been reported after police blocked the occasion.

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