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Turkish Riot Police Block Gay Pride March in Istanbul

Turkish riot police fired tear gas Sunday in Istanbul to break up a gay pride demonstration that activists had attempted to hold in defiance of a government ban. Hundreds of police surrounded demonstrators who had gathered on a main artery, Istiklal Street, in the upscale central city waving the LGBT community's rainbow flags. Several arrests were reported after protesters refused police orders to disperse,   The Istanbul Pride event has taken place every year since 2003....

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