Turkish Police Douse Pride Rally With Tear Gas, Water Cannons

CBS San Francisco

ISTANBUL (CBS/AP) – In stark contrast to the cooperative spirit of San Francisco’s Pride parade Sunday, across the globe in Istanbul, the Pride march was marred by violent clashes with local police.
Turkish riot police try to detain a woman during the Gay Pride parade on June 28,2015 in the Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul. Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and water cannon to disperse thousands of participants in the Gay Pride parade in the Turkish city, an AFP reporter said. Police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing the social conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "fascism". AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images) Turkish riot police try to detain a woman during the Gay Pride parade on June 28,2015 in the Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul. Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and water cannon to disperse thousands of participants in the Gay Pride parade in the Turkish city, an AFP reporter said. Police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing the social conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “fascism”. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish security forces doused demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas, and shot the crowd with rubber bullets. Authorities said riot police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing the social…

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