Violence erupts during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York

Turkey new yorkScreenshot via Turkey Untold/TwitterA protest turned violent as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech in New York on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Another appearance by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan erupted in violence on American soil Thursday, months after Erdogan’s security detail was accused of attacking protesters in Washington DC.

At least three demonstrators were escorted out of the Marriott hotel in New York City Thursday, as Erdogan delivered remarks at an event hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee.

The disruption lasted minutes and no injuries were reported, The New York Times said.

Videos posted by the social-media account, Turkey Untold, showed a chaotic scene, where suited men intervened when demonstrators began chanting and yelling. It was not immediately clear whether the men were part of Erdogan’s security detail or affiliated with another agency.

Watch the footage below:

Video from another angle shows Erdogan’s guards beating up an American protesting him during his speech in New York. pic.twitter.com/ALkeYIfDfC
— Turkey Untold (@TurkeyUntold) September 21, 2017

Video shows another American protesting Erdogan beaten by his guards “You are a terrorist, get out of my country”. pic.twitter.com/HqZYNgN4dc
— Turkey Untold (@TurkeyUntold) September 21, 2017

Another video of last posted incident. Four seperate protests during Erdogan speech in NYC were brutally suppressed. pic.twitter.com/rA64dap3Zl
— Turkey Untold (@TurkeyUntold) September 21, 2017


Similar disruptions unfolded in May when Erdogan met with Trump in Washington DC.

Other video angles captured during that incident appeared to show Erdogan watching from afar as his guards attacked some of the demonstrators. A jury in Washington later indicted 19 people involved in that attack, 15 of whom were identified as Turkish security personnel.

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