Man injured in UK Erdoğan protest

A 17-year-old man was injured Monday morning during demonstrations outside London protesting a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The incident occurred in Berkshire as protestors clashed with police while trying to block a convoy carrying the Turkish president to a business event.

A video posted on social media by protesters showed police officers holding back dozens of protesters as the convoy passed.

The injured man, who has not been named, was reportedly rugby tacked by police officers prior to being taken to hospital for treatment. Protesters claimed the police used unreasonable force in controlling the demonstration.

"Protesters attempted to block the passage of vehicles and police tactics were deployed to protect the protesters and keep the road clear for the vehicles," the police said.

Erdoğan is currently in UK on a visit to promote business links between the two countries during which he will meet with both the Prime Minister Teresa May and the Queen.

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