Several injured in violent brawl outside Turkish embassy in Japan

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Clashes have occurred outside the Turkish embassy in Japan. Security was stepped up after a few injured Kurds were taken to hospital.

The brawls began as the Turkish citizens were waiting at their country’s embassy in Tokyo to cast advance votes for Turkish elections which are to be held on November 1.

At least three people have been taken to hospital, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

It seems that groups of Turkish and Kurdish voters clashed for reasons yet unknown. A Kurdish man who witnessed the scene told NHK that the brawl initially broke out amongst about 10 young people near a parking lot.

Police then rushed to the scene stepped up and security in the area.

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