Buzzing: Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

The Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets last Saturday to disperse hundreds of people protesting after Islamists attacked Radiohead fans for attending an album launch during Ramadan. A group of about 20 men beat up customers and employees at the Velvet IndieGround music store last Friday night, angry that they were drinking alcohol at the event during the Muslim holy month. About 500 people gathered in Istanbul's central Cihangir neighbourhood last Saturday night in response to a call from activists to protest against the attack.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack '. Print Edition | Subscribe