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DC treated to Turkish-style crackdown on pro-Kurdish demonstrators

In a replay of last year's violence, the Turkish president's security detail was filmed beating up peaceful Syrian Kurdish protesters in Washington.

Oops, they did it again. In a repeat of their scandalous behavior outside the Brookings Institution last year, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s thuggish security guards managed to literally leave a bloody mark behind the Turkish president’s lightning trip to Washington May 16, beating up protesters in the heart of the capital.

Footage of bloodied men and women wandering dazedly around Sheridan Circle just outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence, where Erdogan was holding court with assorted former US officials, think tankers and business types, has provoked widespread outrage and a sense of despair among protesters, who said they felt that Turkey’s culture of impunity had been carried to American soil.

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