By Sandra Rose  | 


A peaceful protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC turned violent on Tuesday when Turkish residence bodyguards launched an unprovoked attack on the protesters.

The protesters were demonstrating outside the Embassy residence where Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stayed after visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.


Shocking video released by the BBC shows President Erdogan's personal bodyguards rushing across the street to attack the protesters.

Erdogan's security detail punched, kicked and stomped protesters who were mostly members of the Turkish community in Washington.

D.C. police waded into the scrum to break up the melee. One officer yelled, "You know better than that!" While another officer shoved a bodyguard toward the embassy, yelling, "Get back over there! You're done!"

11 people and 1 officer were injured in the melee. None of the Turkish bodyguards were arrested because they have diplomatic immunity.

President Erdogan was inside the residence when the bodyguards attacked the protesters.

The protesters were demonstrating against the U.S. support of Kurdish fighters who are killing thousands of men, women and children in Turkey.

Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Wow. That looks like a scene from a movie. Not a violent movie, but maybe a low key dramedy LOL.

  • Chicagowise

    What about those unfounded stereotypes about certain people? ?

  • starbright9449


  • dontgetblocked

    I can't keep up with who I'm supposed to be for or against. I guess I just don't care. We black folks have our own problems to worry about.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    this reminds of the civil rights shyt back in the day... Police with the sticks and all... Chile .... Expect more of this... This year so get ready ... I have told many ... Shift your focus or get swept away in this thing called universal karma... Watch what you send out if it's negative be prepared to have it slap ya back in the face... Saturn is in retrograde ... Hard lessons will be learned the hard way ... Unless you've done the self work ...if ya haven't and still caught up sleep ... Ya about to be woke now trust ...ya have no choice ... You will be forced to face it... ?

  • Alwayshonest

    Go ahead and defend american citizens being attacked by foreigners in their own country. Go auntie. Because according to you imigrants have more rights than americans so do go in. Or is it okay because they were anti trump protesters? You finna get a dozen eggs on your face for your constant propaganda of that orange pucci grabber

  • Wile E. Coli

    The Kurds are our friends and Turkey has been at odds with them for a long time. Turkey, on the other hand, is FAR from our 'friend'.

  • Wile E. Coli

    OH God.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Diplomatic immunity should only extend as far as parking tickets. That's crazy.

  • BacktolurkingIgo


  • Yup, I said it

    Birds of a Feather. They just feel like they can come over here and do anything since their "friend" Trump is in office. Trump has got to go before him and his buddies turn this country into Russia. 2.0

  • Luv Pitties

    You've been saying change is coming like this for awhile...I've been seeing a lot of synchronicity lately (111, 99, 44, etc) you were right about that too since we talked last year.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sad! I hope Combover is impeached! He is evil.

  • Maxima


  • Maxima

    THIS!! Thank you. These people just violated the First Amendment, on US citizens. This is outrageous and they should be on the next flight out of here. THIS ain't Turkey...well, at least not yet.

  • Ryan

    Adding to the "overly aggressive cops" narrative, Betty Shelby got away with murder in the courts but I wouldn't want what life's gonna keep throwing at her trash butt for the world: "A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year has been found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter after nine hours of jury deliberations."

  • Ryan

    You seemed like you cared last night on your "LIBERALS SUK I HATE OBAMA" tirade you went on in my post last night. "We black folks". GTFOH and sweep up your trailer.

  • Renee26

    Disgusting!! WE never get justice in these police shootings even with the minimal charge and video evidence. Pretty soon people are going to start taking revenge into their own hands since the courts refuse to do so.

  • Ant Hill

    The problem is they tried to be peaceful, got to bring out the gats and battons and pepper spray to the protest too.

  • Kilroy

    My goodness!! Such barbaric behavior.SMH

  • Wile E. Coli

    Thankfully, we don't have mob justice in America yet so unless you were there, or in the court, or anything remotely close to the incident, you're just part of mob mentality.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Bring it. They'll all die.

  • Birdman24

    If they were bodyguards from South Africa they would have been shot, for this.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    You will see more ... Your surrounded ... Keep your faith... ?