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Erdogan bodyguards brutally attack anti-Erdogan protesters in Washington DC



Authorities in Washington say that the brawl that broke out in front of the Turkish embassy in DC on Tuesday was instigated by Turkish government officials attacking Kurdish and anti-Erdoğan protesters.

​US officials say that the men captured on camera assaulting the protesters were bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The men allegedly had accompanied the controversial Turkish leader as part of his official retinue during his visit to the United States.

About two dozen demonstrators converged outside the Turkish embassy to protest the Erdoğan regime, specifically his government’s relationship with the Kurdish minority. The video depicted counter-demonstrators in dark suits descending on the protesters, some from the direction of the embassy.

​”It was a pretty aggressive assault by people who were very well prepared. I think they were security or bodyguards or part of that contingent that traveled with President Erdogan,” said Aran Hamparian, the executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America, who took the now widely-circulated video.

During the fight, nine individuals were injured, one of which was a police officer. At least one of the wounded demonstrators suffered severe injuries.


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Five Hour Standoff Ends When Homeowner Climbs Up & Throws Suspect From Roof



A man, who was being pursued by police officers, took refuge on Wilford Burgess’s roof, evading police for nearly five hours and creating a standoff. Crisis negotiators arrived on the scene, trying to coax the man to come down. After several hours where authorities were unable to convince the man to leave the roof, Burgess decided to take action, with the entire incident caught on film.

The incident began at 6:34 am local time when law enforcement officials received a call some someone who said they were being followed. Once deputies arrived at the scene, a man was spotted jumping from one roof to the next, coming to a stop on top of Burgess’s home.

Wrenn said she was woken up at about 7:00 am local time when deputies began shouting: “We know where you are. We can see you.”

After being on Burgess’ roof for about an hour or so, Burgess said he felt it was time to try taking matters into his own hands. He decided to bring out a ladder and climb up there himself. “He’d been up there too long,” Burgess said. “I figured … if they can’t get him off, I can.”

Burgess’ grandaughter, Ashley Wrenn, captured the whole scene on video. She said she isn’t surprised her elderly grandfather did what he did.

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Missing Navy SEAL found alive and well



A man who was considered an at-risk missing person earlier this month has been located, according to the San Diego Police.

A citizen reportedly contacted authorities on Thursday to report that they knew Johnathan Surmont’s whereabouts.

The person said that Surmont was with them in the L.A. area during the time he was thought to be missing.

SDPD Missing Person Unit was able to confirm the information and are no longer attempting to locate the former Navy Seal.

He is no longer considered at-risk or missing.

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