During Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington for meetings with U.S. officials, the Kurdish community organized a protest in front of the White House as he met with U.S. President Donald Trump. The peaceful protest ended by the Kurds after several hours of chants against Erdogan. The protestors accused Erdogan of supporting terror groups in Syria, shouting: “ISIS made in Turkey” and “Terrorist Erdogan.” On the other side of the protest, pro-Erdogan Turks gathered in solidarity with his visit while repeating chants against the Kurdish parties in Turkey and Syria. Later in the day some of the Kurdish community members protested in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residency where Erdogan held a meeting. However, the supporters and guards of Turkey’s President attacked the Kurdish protestors, which appeared in several videos on social media.
Photos at the White House.
Photos of the protest in front of the Turkish residency: Kurds being attacked by pro-Erdogan protestors.
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Videos of the attacks.
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Kurdish and Armenian and Ezidi protestors brutality attacked by members of Erdogan security in front of Turkish Emb pic.twitter.com/StrRKgNHfr
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