'Erdoğan's bodyguards' beat up protesters in D.C. while Turkish leader met Trump at White House

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House today.

While the two authoritarian heads of state chatted, Erdogan's thugs beat the crap out of Kurdish protesters nearby.

Yes, armed guards with Turkey's entourage beat up protesters on American soil today in Washington, D.C., and this is now apparently normal.

PHOTO, TOP: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS. A group of anti-Erdogan Kurds shout slogans at a group of pro-Erdogan demonstrators in Lafayette Park as Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump nearby at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017.