In total, more than 200 protesters were arrested, including a Turkish photographer who was working for the French news agency AFP. The Turkish authorities banned the taking of photos and films.
Despite the ban, several hundred LGBT protesters had gathered with rainbow flags, after which the Turkish police cracked down and arrested them. Homosexuality is not considered a crime in Turkey, but there is a lot of opposition to it in the country.
The gay prides were allowed in Istanbul until 2015, but since then it has been banned for various reasons. Authorities said they had moved to the ban for security reasons. The demonstration could lead to social unrest because the subject is sensitive in society, the authorities said.