Turkish Police Chase, Detain Protesters at Istanbul's Trans Pride Para

Turkish Police Chase, Detain Protesters at Istanbul's Trans Pride Parade | VOA News

Turkish police chase and detain activists at Istanbul's Trans Pride Parade, June 18, 2023. Police sealed off Istanbul's city center to block participants of the Trans Pride Parade who had come to march against the discrimination of transgender people, despite officials banning Trans Pride festivities on Sunday. Marchers gathered in Harbiye, a neighborhood in Istanbul, after police took intensive security measures in and around Taksim Square, blocking it from those planning to attend a Pride event. Turkish officials have banned such events in previous years. The Turkish government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly expressed strong anti-LGBTQ sentiments. A VOA Turkish Istanbul stringer filmed while police was detaining some of the activists. (VOA) #turkey #lgbtq #news #voanews » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews » FOLLOW US ON THREADS: https://www.threads.net/@voanews



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