Istanbul police used water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas to break up the city's LGBT pride march Sunday, USA Today reports. The Turkish capital's governor reportedly banned the parade because it occurred during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
"WE ARE HERE, GET USED TO IT, WE ARE NOT LEAVING!" read a Facebook statement posted Sunday by Istanbul LGBT Pride Week.
The parade, in its 13th year, is the largest such Muslim event, with tens of thousands of people attending.
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