Gay Pride

Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride March with Tear Gas

Gay rights activists pushed ahead with a pride rally in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday despite a ban from the governor’s office that has been in place for five years. Istanbul police allowed the demonstrators to gather and listen to a statement from the organizers before firing tear gas into the crowd.

People run to avoid the effects of tear ga , fired by police to disperse activists on a street in central Istanbul, after a Pride march event was banned by authorities, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people Sunday …