Translated from BELGA news agency, 1 July 2018:
Police stop Gay Pride in Istanbul
Yet hundreds of people, with banners and rainbow flags, had gone to the Istiklal shopping street to take part in the parade.
The police, however, succeeded in preventing the passage of the LGBTQ activists, eg, by blocking streets with water cannons. With the help of tear gas, batons and police dogs, the participants in the Gay Pride were subsequently pushed back. According to the activists, the police also used rubber bullets for that action.
‘The governor once again has committed a crime by discriminating against a specific group of society’, the organizers react in a statement on Sunday.