Hours after Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his US counterpart Donald Trump, nearly a dozen people have been hurt next to the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.
The incident is reported to have occured after pro-and anti-Erdogan demonstrations were held in the US capital.
According to witnesses, the brawl is alleged to have erupted after supporters of the Turkish leader, along with his security detail, attacked a group of Kurdish protesters.
Footage captured from the scene showed several people being knocked to the ground and kicked.
A number of elderly protesters were seen covered in blood. Police in Washington say at least nine people were injured and two arrests were made.
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MPD Statement regarding incident outside Turkish Embassy yesterday pic.twitter.com/ELRi0szlrA— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) May 17, 2017