The State Department addresses an attack on protesters outside of Turkey’s American embassy Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images
ANKARA, TURKEY - APRIL 17: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech to his supporters at the Presidential Palace on April 17, 2017 in Ankara Turkey. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a 'historic decision. 51.4 per cent per cent of voters had sided with the 'Yes' campaign, ushering in the most radical change to the country's political system in modern times.Turkey's main opposition calls on top election board to annul the referendum. OSCE observers said that a Turkish electoral board decision to allow as valid ballots that did not bear official stamps undermined important safeguards against fraud. (Photo by Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

President Trump received Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier in the week. Some hours following their joint statement, videos surfaced of Washington, D.C., metro police trying to prevent anti-Erdogan protesters from being kicked and viciously attacked by Erdogan’s armed Turkish personnel.

(Warning: Graphic video)

By Wednesday, the State Department acknowledged the attacks in a statement:

The letter stated a “concern” for the violent incident, especially at it pertained to the First Amendment right to the freedom of speech and assembly.

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Video shows the vicious attack. Victims include women and elderly men:

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