A group of 20 assailants carrying sticks and bottles entered a record store in central Istanbul on June 17, beating up store owners and Radiohead fans who were at a listening party of the band’s new album, A Moon Shaped Pool.
Radiohead fans at the Velvet IndieGround record store in the Beyoğlu district were listening to music and consuming alcohol when a group of men entered the store and accosted the patrons.
One of the fans was injured after being hit with a bottle as the footage was live-streamed on Periscope.
“Do not you feel ashamed [of drinking alcohol] in Ramadan?” one of the assailants said while also threatening to burn down the store down.
The record store was also vandalized.