19 of Turkey’s dictator Erdogan’s thugs INDICTED for beating up protesters on U.S. soil
We were really pushing that scumbag Turkey dictator Erdogan’s thugs would be prosecuted for attacking protesters on U.S. soil, and they got NAILED for it.
BREAKING: 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan visit to DC in May.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2017
NEW: 15 Turkish security officials indicted by feds in Washington, DC for May 16 protest incident outside Turkish embassy pic.twitter.com/oq06Z6e4Zy
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 29, 2017
From the Hill:
A grand jury has indicted 19 defendants, including 15 Turkish security officials, over charges stemming from a violent attack on protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. in May.
The indictments before the Superior Court for the District of Columbia were made public on Tuesday by the Justice Department.
The defendants, 16 of whom were charged in June on criminal complaints, were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence. Many of the 19 were also indicted on additional charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.
The charges stem from Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s visit to Washington, D.C. in May to meet President Trump. Guards for Erdogan attacked protesters near the embassy in a brawl that was caught on video.
Nine were taken to the hospital after the attack, but none were injured, says the Hill.