Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

A protestor gestures towards Turkish anti-riot police on June 18, 2016 in Istanbul during a demonstrationTurkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets late 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 on Friday night, angry that they were drinking alcohol at the event during the Muslim holy month. Some 500 people gathered in Istanbul’s central Cihangir neighbourhood Saturday night in response to a call from activists to protest against the attack, an AFP photographer said.

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