Radiohead fans were recently attacked in Istanbul, Turkey for having a listening party that coincided with Ramadan.
Customers at the Velvet IndieGround were listening to Radiohead when a group of men carrying sticks, upset that people were listening to music and consuming alcohol during the holy month of Ramadan, entered the shop and began yelling at employees, and others. Eventually taking things outside where some of the mob became violent. Thankfully no one was injured, but one man was bloodied when he was struck with a bottle.
The band released this statement: “Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul. We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support.”
Here is some video of the incident. Warning, sensitive material: