Gay Pride banned in Turkey

This 2015 video says about itself:

Turkish police officers disrupted this year’s Istanbul gay pride march, violently dispersing peaceful crowds as they gathered at the city’s iconic Taksim Square.

Today, Dutch NOS TV reports that the governor of Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey, has banned the Gay Pride march.

Turkish nationalists had threatened to attack the demonstrators.

According to NOS (translated):

Last year, police intervened against the Gay Pride, still before the event could begin. With water cannons and tear gas, they made sure that the participants could not gather at Taksim Square. Tens of thousands of participants were expected.

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