Brutal Assault By Erdogan Guards Against Nonviolent Protest In DC

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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.

 

  • timmfr30

    ah yes…trumps america

  • mwildfire

    I want to know about investigation and follow-up. Did any of the protesters engage in violence? Who were the attackers, and were they the two arrests, or did cops arrest Kurdish protesters? Will the attackers be charged, and if connected to the embassy, will there be repercussions?