Pitiful, scared behavior of the Turkish gov’t & police. They should be protecting the right of their citizens to assemble, not preventing them because of threats!
Organisers blasted the ban on this year’s event in a statement that they tried to read aloud at the protest before they were dispersed.
“We will always exist, shout out our existence, and always be proud of our existence,” the statement said.
“They are right to be afraid of us because we are uniting, growing, and marching.”