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Turkish police break up LGBT delight parade in Istanbul, detain dozens

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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 passed off in Istanbul. One photographer for the Agence France Presse was detained, based on the outlet.

However, pictures from the occasion present police battling 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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Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Law enforcement officials stop journalists to movie and take footage of activists detained whereas attempting to march in a delight parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas) ((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

“Now we have obtained info that between 21 June 2022 (Tuesday) and 23 June 2022 (Thursday) gatherings, press releases, marches, distribution of leaflets, and so forth are deliberate to be held inside the scope of the 30th ‘Istanbul LGBTI+ Pleasure Week,’” metropolis governors mentioned in an announcement. “All occasions are banned in all open and closed areas for seven days.”

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Istanbul’s LGBT Pleasure Week Committee issued an announcement condemning metropolis officers and arguing that they had no proper to ban the occasion final week.

Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Law enforcement officials stop journalists to movie and take footage of activists detained whereas attempting to march in a delight parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas) ((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

“This choice is prohibited, and we want to inform you that we are going to use all our rights and make the mandatory objections,” the group wrote, based on a translation. “We want to thank our whole community of legal professionals and venues which have supported us. We cannot hand over, we aren’t afraid! We’ll proceed our occasions in protected locations and on-line.”

The group acknowledged the march was set to rejoice the 30th anniversary of the LGBT motion in Turkey.

Police officers prevent journalists to film and take pictures of activists detained while trying to march in a pride parade, which was banned by local authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Law enforcement officials stop journalists to movie and take footage of activists detained whereas attempting to march in a delight parade, which was banned by native authorities, in central Istanbul, Turkey June 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas) ((REUTERS/Umit Bektas))

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No accidents had been reported after police blocked the occasion.

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