New video has emerged of an apparent U.S. Secret Service agent scolding members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail during an event in which protesters and journalists were roughed up before the world leader’s speech in Washington D.C. on Thursday.
“Stay on this side, tell him to calm down,” the agent can be heard saying in a stern tone. “This is America … act like an adult and stay on this side of the road. End of story.”
When one of Erdogan’s bodyguards protested, the Secret Service agent continued the verbal lashing.
“By going over there and flipping the bird, you’re causing more problems — for me! And for your protection,” he added.
Watch the video below via Cenk Sidar:
Erdoğan'ın daha demokratik ve özgür ülke yok dediği ülkenin koruma polisleri ABD'li meslektaşlarından ders alırken: pic.twitter.com/GAAS2qdHnB— Cenk Sidar (@cenksidar) March 31, 2016
One journalist was allegedly kicked and another was reportedly removed by the Turkish security detail during the tense confrontation.
Here is American journalist attacked by Erdogan details moments ago in front of Brookings pic.twitter.com/PRnrtGWhGK— ilhan tanir (@WashingtonPoint) March 31, 2016