WATCH: Clashes outside Turkey's Washington embassy injure several

WATCH: Clashes outside Turkey's Washington embassy injure several
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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…

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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.

US officials: Guards from Turkish president's entourage beat protesters outside DC embassy. https://t.co/pZe5G5Uk9Rpic.twitter.com/4GqGHxRGdq

— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 17, 2017

MPD Statement regarding incident outside Turkish Embassy yesterday pic.twitter.com/ELRi0szlrA

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) May 17, 2017

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