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7 Activists detained at Istanbul Trans Pride March

The 2017 Istanbul Trans Pride March went ahead despite being banned by authorities at the last moment.

Organizers defiantly disregarded the Governor’s order and read a statement asking why after being protected by police for 6 years were the last two trans Pride parades attacked by police, the ones charged with protecting them.

Istanbul trans pride march
kaosgl.org Photo

The organization tweeted “all roads lead to Taksim,” using the hashtag “GameOfTrans,” but police prevented them from reaching Taksim Square. A water cannon sent to the area wasn’t used on the activists.

Photo kaosgl.org

After the march, the police detained 7 people without any justification. The names of the detainees are as follows: Bursa Kılıçkaya from Pemba Hayat LGBTİ, LGBTI + activists Şevval Kilic, Özgür Durmaz, Emre Aymelek, Beniz Ertürk, Umut Avcı and photographer Ömer Tevfik Erten. All were released after one hour according to kaosgl.org

Kelli Buseyhttps://planettransgender.com
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender
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