And the hits keep coming. The Turkish leg of a worldwide Radiohead Listening Event taking place June 17th in record stores across the globe ended in violence as 20 angry men stormed into the Istanbul store, Velvet Indieground, intent on serious violence.
One of the hosts of the event has posted a video on Reddit of the moments of the attack, with the following caption…
“I was one of the hosts. I am the person that’s speaking in that video. I am the owner of that Periscope account. They were determined to kill us. We were beaten by more than 20 men with pipes in their hands, beer bottles were broken on our heads, I don’t even know how we made it out. I will share the details later guys. Just hoping that no one will die.”
Fortunately it looks like none of the injuries have proved serious, though the shop is asking anyone at the event in need of assistance to please contact them.
Turkish news outlets have reported that the attack was religiously motivated, due to anger over the drinking of alcohol during Ramadan.