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Turkish police attack Istanbul Pride marchers
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Turkish police attack Istanbul Pride marchers

Turkish police attacked the 2015 pride parade marchers with rubber bullets, pepper spray and water cannons.

Istanbul (CNN) Although the gay pride parade has happened in peace for at least 13 years in Istanbul, on Sunday the parade was interrupted by police who fired pepper spray and rubber pellets at thousands when they arrived to march.

Organizers of the march released a statement saying the Istanbul governorship was not allowing the procession, citing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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