Homophobia in action: “#İstanbul Governor Office bans LGBTI+ Pride March again…

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In Turkey, Pride Picnic draws police violence

In Istanbul, police intervenes to prevent Pride week picnic.

Originally published on Global Voices


Screenshot taken from the video about a Pride march held in the Turkish city of Izmir in 2014. The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXSOMgTR7Qk

Turkish police, violently dispersed a group of people, celebrating Pride week at Maçka Park, one of the city’s remaining green spaces in the district of Şişli on June 22. Police intervention began reportedly after the Şişli Governor’s Office issued a statement, banning the picnic because it could result in “public disorder.”

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