LGBTQ attacked by Turkish police

Just prior to the Pride celebrations in the world, the Istanbul governor declared the LGBTQ community as a “Doubtful Group” which allowed him to ban any celebration or march by the LGBTQ.

LGBTQ attacked by Turkish police

Just prior to the Pride celebrations in the world, the Istanbul governor declared the LGBTQ community as a “Doubtful Group” which allowed him to ban any celebration or march by the LGBTQ.

Istanbul LGBTQ group was getting ready, on the other hand, to celebrate their existence. 2019 was the 27th year of Pride Week celebrations in Turkey and the 17th year of the Pride march. The group would have marched at 5.00 pm from a central place, Taksim-Istiklal Road.

When the news arrived that the meeting point was surrounded by the police to prevent any “unlawful protest”, the group met at another corner and read a press release. Emphasizing their determination and resistance to the Turkish police terror, social and cultural attacks, the press release read, “LGBTQ is the entire society itself. Those who target us are those who are in love with the power structure but will be swept to the dustbin of history. We will win, you will lose.”

After sending greetings to the LGBTQ celebrations throughout the world participants declared they were not giving up on their lifestyles, solidarity or their organized struggle. They ended, “We are here to stay. Get used to it, we are not going anywhere!”

After the press release was read, the participants were still targeted by the police who attacked the LGBTQ community with tear gas and plastic bullets.

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