In Istanbul, police intervenes to prevent Pride week picnic.
Originally published on Global Voices
Turkish police, violently dispersed a group of people, celebrating Pride week at Maçka Park, one of the city?s remaining green spaces in the district of Şişli on June 22. Police intervention began reportedly after the Şişli Governor?s Office issued a statement, banning the picnic because it could result in “public disorder.”
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