Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Erdogan Guards Attack Citizens

Turkish And Kurdish Supporters Come To Blows After Trump-Erdogan Meeting In Washington (AFP, "US capital slams attack as Erdogan guards clash with protest" AFP May 17, 2017 )
The city of Washington on Wednesday condemned a "brutal attack on peaceful protesters" after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards clashed with pro-Kurdish demonstrators. Two people were arrested and 11 were injured, including a police officer, amid demonstrations Tuesday as Erdogan held meetings in the US capital after visiting President Donald Trump. Witnesses told AFP that members of Erdogan's security detail pushed past Washington police outside the ambassador's residence and attacked a group of supporters of a Kurdish group. Video footage uploaded to social media shows a group of men in suits punching and kicking the protesters, including a prone woman, as police struggle to contain the clash [...] The police [...] are working with the US State Department and Secret Service "to identify and hold all suspects" -- suggesting that they are seeking to interview Erdogan's security detail. The State Department did not immediately respond to an AFP inquiry about the incident and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ignored a question about it at a media photo opportunity. The incident was very similar to another in Washington last year when Erdogan's guards roughed up Kurdish protesters outside the Brookings Institution think tank just before the president arrived to speak.
Below, one of Erdogan's bodyguards choking a protestor in our nation's Capitol. There should be no place in our country for Moslem thugs like these, Turkey is quite clearly not a civilized nation and we should not countenance sending any more antiquities back there until they learn how to behave.

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