WASHINGTON, DC — Two people were arrested and nine were hurt after a fight broke out during a protest outside the Turkish Ambassador’s home in the District.
DC Fire and EMS were called to 23rd Street NW, on Sheridan Circle, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, for a report of multiple injuries. When they arrived they transported nine people to nearby hospitals, their injuries ranged from rom life-threatening to non-life-threatening.
DC Police say the altercation broke out between two groups but did not go in details on the circumstances. The Associated Press reports two people were arrested, including one who was charged with assaulting a police officer.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) posted Live videos on Facebook when the scuffle was occurring. The video is graphic and shows people screaming and getting punched.
This demonstration comes the same day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House.