Nine people hurt and two arrests made during the altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital According to witnesses, a brawl erupted when Erdoğan’s security detail attacked protesters carrying the flag of the Kurdish PYD party outside the residence. A local NBC television affiliate reported Erdoğan was inside the building at the time. “All of the sudden they just ran towards us,” Yazidi Kurd demonstrator Lucy Usoyan told ABC, adding that she was attacked by a pro-Erdoğan supporter. “Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, ‘Okay, I’m on the ground already, what is the purpose to beat me?’” The altercation came the same day that Erdoğan met Donald Trump at the White House. The State Department declined to comment. 'Erdoğan's bodyguards' in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC Why are we bringing their wars to the west? The video is mental. Cops right beside them and they're kicking people on the ground in the head. Imagine what they do in Turkey.