Newswire: Radiohead fans attacked at listening event in Turkey

Some breaking music news out of Turkey, as the attendees of a Radiohead listening party for the band’s new album A Moon Shaped Pool—part of a worldwide series of events celebrating the release—say they were attacked by a gang of men who disapproved of the event being held during Ramadan. The news was shared via the Radiohead subreddit, where poster Rawkon reports that a gang of about 20 men “[beat] up the shop owner, manhandled the visitors, and vandalized the store” at Velvet Indieground in Istanbul at about 9 p.m. local time. Rawkon says the attack was motivated by anger over people drinking beer at the listening party. (Many devout Muslims eschew alcohol, especially during Ramadan, which began on June 5 and lasts until July 5.) Another poster replied:

i was one of the hosts. i am the person that’s speaking in that video. i …

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