Pride parade stopped by police in Istanbul

Pride parades have been held in Istanbul since 2003, however have been banned within the nation since 2015. Before that, it was not unusual to see hundreds of LGBTQ activists marching in Istanbul. In 2014, greater than 100,000 folks participated.

All parades over the previous 4 years have been violently suppressed by the police.

The authorities declare that the bans on delight parades are for safety causes, however LGBTQ organizations accuse the Turkish authorities of waging a hate marketing campaign towards them.

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