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supporters and security guards
clashed with Kurdish and Armenian prot-
esters who accuse him at human rights
abuses - leaving nine in hospital with one
in a critical condition.
Two people were arrested as and
Trump attempted to improve relations
between their countries.
The Turkish president stopped by the
ambassador', residence in the upscale
Sheridan Circle neighbourhood, where
protests prompted city officials to shut
down nearby streets.
Vaxidd Kurd demonstrator Lucy inoyan told
no "All at the sudden they just ran
Someone was beating me in the head
nonstop, and I thought, w, I' m on the
ground already, what is the purpose to
Washington police eventually sent
reinforcements and restored order, but
emergency services said nine people were
taken to the hospital, one of them in critical
Police managed to keep the rival groups
apart at first, but they - eventually
lowed out of the way.
s security detail reportedly
attacked protesters carrying the ting of the
Kurdish Pm party,
the Turkish government believes the
Kurdish Peoples’ Protection units in Syria
are simply the Syrian arm of the PKK,
which has waged a deadly insurgency
inside Turkey since 1984.
Since the , Kurdish movements have
included both peaceful political activities
tor basic civil rights tor Kurds in Turkey as
well as armed rebellion and guerrilla
waders, including military attacks aimed
mainly at Turkish military bases, demand-
ing first a separate Kurdish slate and later
predetermination for the Kurds.
in April last year a huge car bomb killed at
least I I at a police station in Turkey - with
scores more wounded.
The devastating explosion hit the south-
eastern town .
Dikilitas, told ABC television: "We weren' t
doing anything wrong. We just celebrated
Another doomwagon demonstrator, Basra
Eton, said: "One at the we supporters ran
across, picked up a megaphone and hit a
Turkish citizen with f
but demonstrators on the other side blamed
s partisans For the violence.
The state Department is working with
Washington, no police and the us. Secret
service to identity the bodyguards working tor
Turkey' s president who beat up protesters
outside of the Turkish embassy in
Washington, Dc. on Tuesday.
We will continue to work with our partners at
the United States state Department and United
states Secret Service to identify and hold all
subjects accountable for their involvement in
the altercation," reads a statement trout the
Washington, Dc. Metropolitan Police
The department said that Tuesday/ s violence
stands "in the First Amendment
rights and principles we work tirelessly to
protect each and every dar''
In a press connerence on Wednesday, DC
police chief Peter Newshit said that
investigators "have a good idea at some at
the k/ ks" involved in the violence.
The proper authorities will determine when
itchy, actions should be taken against those
who instigated the violence. Such behavior
only detracts hem the Council' s foundational
mission of promoting constructive Us
leadership alongside trends and allies to
secure the future.”
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VANCOUVER BANS DOLPHINS
AND WHALES AT AQUARIUM
The Vancouver Park Board voted to ban
are injured or rescued.
Some people believe keeping large mane
mals in captivity is cruel and dangerous
hr the animals' health.
But he Vancouver Aquarium says the ban
effectively ends whale rehabilitation and
research in Canada.
The aquarium, which sits on land controll-
ed by the parks department, currently has
three cetaceans, all of which were rescued
and considered incapable of living in the
These animals will remain and are not
affected by the ban.
Protesters on both sides of the debate
turned up for the vote on Monday night.
Public sentiment has been turning away
born keeping whales in captivity for some
time, says Vancouver Humane Society
spokesperson Peter Fricked,
There' s substantial scientific evidence that
in all new cetaceans, EVE" if hey cetaceans do miter in captivity, and that
outweighs the benefit of putting them on
display for our entertainment," he told
The society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals also supports the ban.
Michael Biebe, chair of the Vancouver
Park Board, said that after two belugas
died within days of one another at the
aquarium last loll, the board decided they
needed to look into whether it was right to
keep bringing in more
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I believe it is time to move on," he said.
An internal investigation later found the
whales were killed by an unknown toxin,
possibly introduced through their Food.
But the Vancouver Aquarium says the ban
will ultimately hurt the animals more than
help. Its Marine Mammal Rescue Program
is the only programme in Canada able to
provide longstory care for rescued
cetaceans that can' t be released back into
the wild, said CEO John Nightingale.