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2 Turkish men reportedly arrested by U.S. Marshals over fight with peaceful protesters in D.C.

Two Turkish men involved in a May fight between protesters and supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have reportedly been arrested by U.S. Marshals, a person familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller. A Turkish news website has also reported that at least one man involved in the fight, who is living in New Jersey, was arrested.

Erdogan's armed bodyguards beat up peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. in early May, apparently at Erdogan's direction. The fight has been a source of tension between American and Turkish embassies. The U.S. House has unanimously condemned the Turkish government over the brawl, which injured nine.

"Despite the [arrests], some of the men involved in the attack likely will not be arrested or punished," The Daily Caller adds. "Erdogan's personal bodyguards and the embassy's security detail are likely protected by diplomatic immunity from prosecution."