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Police in Turkey broke up a and LGBT delight parade on Sunday, detaining dozens of attendees.
Law enforcement officials additionally reportedly tried to cease journalists from recording or taking footage of the occasion, which came about in Istanbul. One photographer for the Agence France Presse was detained, in response to the outlet.
Nonetheless, photographs from the occasion present police combating rally-goers. It’s unclear how many individuals attended the MARCH
Istanbul authorities issued a 7-day ban on public demonstrations forward of the delight parade.
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“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 stated in an announcement. “All events are banned in all open and closed areas for seven days.”
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Istanbul’s LGBT Satisfaction Week Committee issued an announcement condemning metropolis officers and arguing that they had no proper to ban the occasion final week.
“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 response to 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 acknowledged the march was set to have a good time the thirtieth anniversary of the LGBT motion in Turkey.
No accidents had been reported after police blocked the occasion.