Turkish police used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of people protesting after an attack on Radiohead fans in Istanbul.

The protest was in reaction to an incident that occurred on Friday (June 17) when fans of the British band were targeted for attended a listening party in an Istanbul record shop and "drinking beer" during Ramadan.

The unidentified attackers were apparently upset that people were listening to music and consuming alcohol during the Muslim holy month, and forced their way into the Velvet Indieground record shop.

According to Turkish media reports, once inside the attackers shouted at employees and beat fans of Radiohead with pipes.

Subsequently, skirmishes between police and protesters broke out on Saturday near the shop as hundreds of people protested against the previous night's attack.

Video of Friday's attack was live-streamed on the smartphone app Periscope and later widely shared on social media.

The Istanbul event was part of a global listening party in support of Radiohead's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, and included special playlists and games.

Radiohead issued a statement saying that their "hearts go out to those attacked" and added: "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."