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Video Appears To Show Erdogan's Guards Clashing With D.C. Protesters

Video taken outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., shows what looks like President Erdogan's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday speaks to the media following meetings with President Trump at the White House. Hours later, protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., would turn violent with his security team accused of brutality against protesters. Source: Saul Loeb

A day after protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., turned violent, the State Department is criticizing Turkey's government.

Video appears to show security forces belonging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside the ambassador's diplomatic residence.

Some of the protesters were knocked down and kicked repeatedly in the head. Nearly a dozen people were injured.

Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department are

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