Istanbul gay pride march hit with tear gas as Turkish police try to enforce ban

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Gary1960

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Gay rights groups and activists pressed ahead with the Istanbul Pride parade on Sunday despite Turkish authorities banning the event for a fourth year in a row.
Around 1,000 people gathered near the city’s famous Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square where organisers had wanted to originally hold the parade.
The activists unfolded a large rainbow flag while a press statement was read out amid heavy security in the area.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...arch-hit-tear-gas-turkish-police-try-enforce/
 

Leland

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I agree. Turkey is becoming, yet again, a real threat to that part of the world. They cannot be part of the EU and they certainly should not be part of NATO.