Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade

People participate in the 'Trans Pride' parade in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual LGBT rights, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP)

Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd gathered in central Istanbul for the city's annual gay pride parade, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said.

The police appeared intent on stopping the crowd gathering near Taksim Square, the cameraman said. Taksim is a traditional rallying ground for demonstrators and saw weeks of unrest in 2013.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47