10. D.C. Lawyers Advance Civil Lawsuit v. Republic of Turkey Over Beating of Protesters on U.S. Soil
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•Turkey Faces April Deadline to Respond in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia •Ankara Foreign Ministry Finally Served After Rebuffing Service Three Times ◊PODCAST COLD OPEN VERBATIM: You had a trained paramilitary force attack peaceful protesters. The people who were protecting President Erdogan came across police lines and beat up our clients, hit them on the head, kicked them, got them on the ground and bloodied them. This is not only an effort to gain compensation for people who were physically and psychologically injured, but also a way to make a statement that this kind of activity, of thugs beating up demonstrators, will not be something that we can allow in our country. Click the audio player below to listen. "Podcasting with John Metaxas" speaks with attorneys Douglas Bregman and Andreas Akaras of Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC, at their offices in Bethesda, Maryland. They have filed a civil lawsuit against the Republic of Turkey seeking damages on behalf of their clients who were beaten by members of the security detail of Turkish President Erdogan while the plaintiffs were exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble and express freedom of speech at Washington, D.C.'s Sheridan Circle on May 16, 2017.
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