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Erdogan Bodyguards Involved in Beating Protesters in Washington

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 02:22 PM

The men who beat protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington Tuesaday are bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, NBC News reports.

Nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during the altercation.

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 says the altercation broke out between two groups but he didn't elaborate on the circumstances. He says two people were arrested, including one who was charged with assaulting a police officer.

The altercation came the same day Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. The State Department declined to comment.

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The men who beat protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington Tuesaday are bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, NBC News reports.
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