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World Turkish police blast Istanbul's gay pride parade (+video)

Riot police sprayed water cannons and rubber bullets at crowds of hundreds who had gathered near Istanbul's central Taksim Square neighborhood, to celebrate LGBT people and support their equal rights.

Reuters

Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a gay pride parade in central Istanbul on Sunday, after organizers said they had been refused permission to march this year because of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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