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Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators protesting over Radiohead event attack

Radiohead perform in London last month. Credit: PA

Turkish police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against an attack on Radiohead fans celebrating the band's new album.

Skirmishes between police and fans broke out on Saturday, following Friday's attack at the Velvet Indieground store in Istanbul where people had gathered to listen to the band's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool.

Turkish media reported that the attack on Friday was carried out by up to 20 men carrying bottles and sticks, angered that people were listening to music and drinking alcohol during Ramadan.

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.

– Radiohead