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Erdogan’s Goons Beat Up Some More Americans

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It happened last May, and it just happened again.

Maggie Astor and Nicholas Fandos, NYT:

Violence broke out at a New York hotel Thursday afternoon when protesters disrupted a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

In the middle of Mr. Erdogan’s speech, delivered in Turkish, a man — one of a handful of protesters — screamed in English: “You’re a terrorist. Get out of my country!”…

Videos showed the protesters — one of them wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Michael Israel, an American who was killed in a Turkish airstrike while volunteering with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or Y.P.G. — being punched and slapped by several attendees as security personnel removed them from the room.

Take a look at some of the video, courtesy of Yashar Ali:

I’m told some “conservatives” are defending this. I’d try to find out how they justify it, but I don’t care. There’s nothing conservative about condoning political violence. Of course, that’s an increasingly unpopular opinion.

I don’t care if it’s Antifa or Trumpkins or a foreign despot’s goons committing this violence. It’s lunacy and it has to stop.