WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement in response to the Turkish security detail attack on American protesters outside the Turkish embassy:

“The right to peaceably assemble and freely speak is a core American value that is enshrined in our Constitution. The violent attack by what appear to be Turkish security personnel on protesters on U.S. soil is unacceptable, uncivilized, and a slap in the face to all Americans. I strongly condemn the attack and urge the Administration to conduct a thorough review and hold those responsible to account.”

###

CONTACT: Shawn Millan (610) 770-3490