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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