>> The event had been called off, but there were still those in Istanbul determined to hold some form of gay pride march.
didn't end well for them. Authorities had banned this year's march citing concern for public order despite years of gatherings taking place without incident. At least seven activists were detained on Sunday, according to protestors.
Hundreds of police had been deployed ahead of the canceled events. Security in Istanbul is already tight after a series of bombings in recent months. And an ultra-nationalist youth group had threatened violence. The week before a march for transgender people had been planned. Many gathered despite a similar cancellation.
And riot police used tear gas and rubber pellets to disperse them. Critics calling the event a crackdown on the Turkish LGBT community rather than a genuine concern for their safety.