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A supporter of the 'no' vote, holds a Turkish flag during a protest regarding Sunday's referendum outcome, on the Aegean Sea city of Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party has filed a formal request seeking Sunday's referendum to be annulled because of alleged voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

Law enforcement officials are expected to charge 12 Turkish guards in embassy protest


UPDATE 8:28 p.m. EST:

Law enforcement officials are expected to announce charges against a dozen members of the Turkish president's security detail on Thursday for their involvement in inciting violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. last month, according to the New York Times.

ORIGINAL STORY: D.C. police arrested two more suspects on Wednesday in connection with a violent clash that erupted last month at the Turkish ambassador's residence in the Nation's Capitol, according to the Washington Post.  Suspects include Sinan Narin of Virginia, who, police say, is being charged with aggravated assault, and Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey, who is being charged with assault with significant bodily injury and aggravated assault. 

Police declined to provide additional details, such as whether the suspects sided with Turkish President Erdogan or protesters, but have scheduled a news conference on Thursday.

The Wednesday arrests stem from a violent skirmish that occurred last month when Erdogan's security detail attacked protesters in front of the Turkish Embassy. Video released following the incident showed Erdogan watching the violence unfold from afar. Nine people were ultimately hospitalized.

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