Turkish president’s security team reportedly in violent brawl with protesters in DC

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 7:57 am

Security for the Turkish president could be seen on video Tuesday attacking protesters outside of the DC home of the Turkish ambassador.

The brawl erupted when Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s security detail encountered demonstrators carrying the flag of the Kurdish PYD party outside the residence, the Guardian reported.

Video shows men in suits, believed to be Erdogan’s bodyguards, pummeling the protesters and kicking some in the head as DC police try to stop them.

Doug Buchanan, a DC Fire and EMS spokesman, says two of those hurt were seriously injured and were taken to hospitals by ambulance.

He said by phone that emergency personnel were called to the residence about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said two people were arrested, including one who was charged with assaulting a police officer.

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