The Washington, D.C. Metro police department today (June 15, 2017) issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail who brutally beat several peaceful protesters outside the Turkish embassy's residence last month, according to the Daily Caller website.
Speaking at a press conference, Metro Police Chief Peter Newsham listed by name 12 members of the security detail and four private citizens allegedly involved in the attacks, which occurred on May 16 and left nine protesters injured.
Nine suspects are Turkish security officers. Three others are Turkish national police. Two men are Canadian citizens, and two others are Turkish-American.
"If they attempt to enter the United States, they will be arrested," Newsham said of the Turkish security detail. Yesterday, two Turkish-American supporters of Erdogan were arrested in connection with the savage beatings, which included knocking peacefully protesting women protesters to the ground and kicking them in the head.