Monday, 29 June 2015

Turkish Pride: Every Cloud...

Police in Turkey have been left red-faced after their attempts to block a Pride parade helped to celebrate the occasion.

The officers were using water cannon to clear the peaceful parade in Istanbul when the water droplets caught the sunlight and branched across the sky in a rainbow.

Pride across the world uses a rainbow as its representative colours, on flags and more, giving a clear association with the LGBT community...

Most of the Western media were baffled as to why they were attacked - usually settling for 'Dunno, something about Ramadan?'

But a reporter for AFP News said; 'Police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing the social conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "fascism".'

PS Barclays - sponsor of Pride In London. Investor in Raytheon and General Dynamics, makers of arms and 'civil defense' stuff. Big in Turkey...

Update: Please see Paul Canning's blogpost on this; New LGBT Muslim Heroes.


  1. I guess you missed this?

    The AFP report is wrong as to cause.

    1. Hi Paul, Great to hear from you.

      Apologies, I did miss that - will add as an update on the blogpost.