Crazy video! Turkish bodyguards sporting suits and ties brutally attack protesters in D.C.

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Protests outside the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C. erupted into a violent brawl on Tuesday.

Videos and images of the melee flooded the Internet after supporters and detractors of Turkish President Erdogan clashed.


The fight carried over into a nearby park where police officer attempted to subdue the ruckus, the New York Times reported.

Video showed a man knocked to the ground as other protesters delivered brutal kicks to his face.

Another man launched a megaphone at fellow protesters.

Members of Erdogan’s security force were heavily involved in the ruckus, according to the Daily Mail.

“They think they can engage in the same sort of suppression of protest and free speech that they engage in Turkey,” protester Flint Arthur told CNN.

“They stopped us for a few minutes,” he said. “but we still stayed and continued to protest Erdogan’s tyrannical regime.”

The protest occurred the same day the Turkish president met with President Donald trump at the White House.

The fight involved Kurdish protesters, some of whom held signs that read “Free Demirtas,” referring to jailed Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party leader Selahattin Demirtas, and supporters of President Erdogan.

Nine people were injured and two arrests were made, according to the Metropolitan police.

Ayten Necmi, 49, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. A second man, Jalal Kheirabaoi, 42, faces charges of assaulting a police officer, according to the Times.

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