Brutal Assault By Erdogan Guards Against Nonviolent Protest In DC
Above Photo: Twitter/ Samira Ghaderi
Hours after President Trump met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House, a bloody brawl broke out at a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC. Eleven people were injured, including one police officer; nine of the victims were hospitalized, according to the New York Times.
The DC police chief, Peter Newsham, called it a “a brutal attack on peaceful protests. ” The police department is working with the State Department and Secret Service on the matter.
Voice of America was one of the first to report that Erdogan’s guards were involved in the brutal assault. This is not the first time attacks have occurred related to Erdogan in Washington, DC. A year ago, Turkish journalists said they were physically attacked by Erdogan supporters and his guards in D.C. as they attempted to cover the president’s speech at the Brookings Institution.
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Erdogan’s bodyguards beat up Kurdish protesters in D.C. Just imagine what we are going through back in Turkey. https://t.co/4UhOfS27WJ
— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) May 17, 2017
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) May 18, 2017