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Turkish police teargas & disperse rally protesting Radiohead party attack

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Turkish police fires off tear gas in Taksim Square, İstanbul. Photo: Alan Hilditch.


Istanbul police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a rally protesting an attack on a music store where customers were celebrating Radiohead’s album release on Friday. Twenty men stormed in and smashed up the store, injuring at least 2 people.

Hundreds of people flooded the Cihangir neighbourhood of Turkey’s capital, where the Velvet Indieground store is located. The demonstrators were chanting “Shoulder to shoulder against fascism!” and slamming Turkish President Erdogan, labeling him a “thief” and a “killer,” AFP reports.

The police reportedly scattered the protest in less than an hour with the help of tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannon.

Read more: rt.com


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