Police Break Up Istanbul Pride March, Detain Over 200

Istanbul, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty seventh Jun, 2022 ) :Turkish police on Sunday broke up a banned Pride march in Istanbul, detaining greater than 200 demonstrators and an AFP photographer, journalists and organisers reported.

The governor’s workplace had forbidden the march round Taksim Square within the coronary heart of Istanbul, however protesters gathered close by below heavy police presence sooner than scheduled.

Police detained protesters, loading them on to buses. AFP journalists noticed 4 busloads of detained folks, together with AFP’s chief photographer Bulent Kilic.

Kilic, who was taken away handcuffed from the again, was being held in police custody. He was additionally detained throughout final 12 months’s Pride march.

Hundreds of protesters carrying rainbow flags had pressed forward with the rally in defiance of police.

“The future is queer,” they chanted. “We are here. We are queer. We are not going anywhere.” Organisers tweeted that greater than 200 Pride individuals and LGBTQ activists had been detained and police had refused detainees entry to their legal professionals.

Kaos GL Association, which campaigns to advertise the human rights of LGBTQ folks in opposition to discrimination, stated on Twitter that police had detained 12 different folks within the western metropolis of Izmir.

Police prevented the press from filming the Istanbul arrests, in accordance with AFP journalists.

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