Sunday, June 25, 2023

Thousands celebrate Pride in Istanbul despite march was banned by authorities

Thousands of people have lined the streets to celebrate Istanbul Pride, despite the march being banned by authorities again. Demonstrators gathered in the Turkish city to promote rights for gay and transgender people, before the police dispersed the crowd.

Thousands of rainbow-donned activists take to the streets, as many marched with flags. Istanbul Pride organisers said the city's governor's office banned the march from central Taksim district as well as a square designated for demonstrations west of the city.

Amnesty International urged Turkish authorities to lift the "arbitrary ban" on the pride march. It said authorities rejected all suggested locations in the city by deeming the LGBTQ community "societally objectionable".

No step backward Türkiye!!!

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