Gay Pride Marcher Gets Hosed Down With A Water Cannon

Istanbul police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the Turkish city’s gay pride march Sunday.

Organizers said the Istanbul governor had “suddenly banned” the 13th annual parade “using the month of Ramadan as the reason without any announcement.” The Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week Committee put the crowd size at tens of thousands.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests.