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Turkish police pepper spray and teargas LGBT activists at Pride march

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Brother of teen 'minced into kebabs' died of overdose after 'never getting over it'Driver who killed newborn in pram while distracted by phone has sentence increasedBritish Airways to cut 10,300 short haul flights until OctoberAccording to Human Rights Watch, the number of arrests was three times the total during the previous seven Istanbul Pride marches combined.The march, which at its peak in 2014 hosted upwards of 100,000 participants, has been banned since 2015.‘The Turkish government’s crackdown on Istanbul Pride is the latest in a brutal campaign against LGBTQ+ rights activism and freedom of expression,’ said Kyle Knight, senior LGBTQ+ rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. ‘Turkish authorities have a responsibility to protect LGBTQ+ people and journalists alike, but instead the authorities have acted with aggression and cruelty.’Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.For more stories like this, check our news page.Not convinced?

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