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Turkey: LGBTQ activists arrested as riot police disrupt Pride parade in Istanbul01:36

Turkey: LGBTQ activists arrested as riot police disrupt Pride parade in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
June 25, 2017 at 19:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several LGBTQ activists were arrested after Turkish riot police disrupted a Pride Parade in Istanbul on Sunday, on the day Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.

Police reportedly fired rubber bullets on the activists, who went ahead and staged the march despite a ban by local authorities. At least four people were detained in the clashes, reports say.

Turkey: LGBTQ activists arrested as riot police disrupt Pride parade in Istanbul01:36
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Several LGBTQ activists were arrested after Turkish riot police disrupted a Pride Parade in Istanbul on Sunday, on the day Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.

Police reportedly fired rubber bullets on the activists, who went ahead and staged the march despite a ban by local authorities. At least four people were detained in the clashes, reports say.

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