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30 Jun 2019 | 07:15 PM UTC

Turkey: Police forcibly disperse LGBT rights demonstrators in Istanbul June 30

Turkey News Alert

Police forcibly disperse pro-LGBT rights demonstrators in Istanbul with tear gas and rubber bullets June 30; lingering disruptions possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Beyoğlu district (Istanbul)


Police forcibly dispersed demonstrators advocating for LGBT rights in Istanbul on Sunday, June 30, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at activists who remained to rally in Beyoğlu district following the reading of a public statement. Hundreds of people reportedly participated in the demonstration.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are possible in Beyoğlu district over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Istanbul are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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