In order to properly talk about the outrage people have over an event, everyone needs a basic idea of the event I will be speaking about. In case you did not already know, here is the basic outline of this attack. This past week, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was in the United States to meet with President Donald Trump about different foreign affairs. During this visit, he stayed at the Turkish embassy, where many people went to protest on a few topics, like the President's politics.
This group of protestors appears to have been mostly Kurdish, with a few supporters of the Turkish President also being present at the time of the attack. The group was calmly protesting outside of the embassy, according to witnesses, when Erdoğan's bodyguards attacked the group. After this incident, nine people were injured, and two were arrested, however, none of those detained were Turkish guards.
Now, regardless of the reasoning behind the protestors actions, or whether you agree with what they were protesting, every American citizen should be outraged by this event. Americans were attacked on their own soil by visiting foreign security. These peaceful protestors were harmed while doing something that is protected
President Donald Trump has not yet responded to this incident, which has been frustrating for many people across the country. Senator John McCain spoke out against the attack, stating that he is outraged by this event, and that "We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America". Despite the outrage that people have, it is unlikely that the Turkish bodyguards that were involved will face any repercussions for their actions.
Foreign security details are protected under diplomatic immunity afforded to their countries' leaders,