Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
Human Rights Watchhttp://www.ifex.org/turkey/2015/06/30/istanbul_pride/
Date Written: 2015-06-30
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17657
As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police force, these violent acts are, unfortunately, in line with the general atmosphere in Turkey. There is an ever-growing epidemic of violent homophobia and transphobia in the country.