Radiohead fans assaulted in Istanbul for ‘drinking alcohol’ during Ramadan

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.

Hurriyet Daily >>

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