Two Canadians among 19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan’s U.S. visit

WASHINGTON—Two Canadian men are among more than a dozen people indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Washington, D.C., for attacking protesters in May 2017 during a U.S. visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The indictments charge the defendants with attacking peaceful demonstrators who had gathered on May 16 outside the home of the Turkish ambassador to await Erdogan’s arrival after he had met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.

The two Canadians named in the American court document are Mahmut Sami Ellialti and Ahmet Cengizhan Dereci.

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