Istanbul police break up gay pride parade

June 28, 2015 4:49 PM

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Istanbul police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the Turkish capital's gay pride march Sunday.

Organizers said the Istanbul governor had "suddenly banned" the 13th annual parade "using the month of Ramadan as the reason without any announcement." The Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week Committee put the crowd size at tens of thousands.

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