Reuters reporters saw police spraying the activists with pepper spray and dragging them on the ground before handcuffing them and putting them on buses.
Turkish plainclothes police officers (right) fight protesters during an LGBTQ gay pride parade in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Source: A MONKEY / AP
UniKuir, an Ankara-based LGBTQ+ activist group, said at least 36 people were detained.
Police broke up a larger annual gay pride parade in Istanbul last week and detained more than 300 people.
homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey, but hostility towards it is widespread, and police crackdowns on parades have become more severe over the years.