Lahore, 7th January: World leaders have strongly reacted to the Capitol attack in Washington, US that took place on Wednesday.
Baaghi TV: World leaders have condemned violent scenes in Washington after supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building.
As per reports, pro-Trump protesters stormed Capitol Hill as a joint sitting of both houses of Congress was taking place. The action forced the suspension of a joint session to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Many leaders called for peace and said what happened was horrifying and an attack on democracy.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the disgraceful scenes.
Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021
He wrote on Twitter, “The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that the scenes from the US Capitol were utterly horrifying.
The scenes from the Capitol are utterly horrifying. Solidarity with those in 🇺🇸 on the side of democracy and the peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. Shame on those who have incited this attack on democracy.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 6, 2021
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wrote, “I have trust in the strength of US democracy. The new presidency of Joe Biden will overcome this tense stage, uniting the American people.”
I am following with concern the news that are coming from Capitol Hill in Washington. I trust in the strength of America's democracy.
The new Presidency of @JoeBiden will overcome this time of tension, uniting the American people.
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) January 6, 2021
The US Congress ratifies the victory of @JoeBiden after a fateful day. Yesterday's attack on Capitol Hill has only succeeded in reaffirming the principles we share. Spain will work with the United States for a more just world and the triumph of democracy over extremism.
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) January 7, 2021
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez further expressed, “The US Congress ratifies the victory of Joe Biden after a fateful day. Yesterday’s attack on Capitol Hill has only succeeded in reaffirming the principles we share. Spain will work with the United States for a more just world and the triumph of democracy over extremism.”
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 7, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a video on his Twitter account, “When, in one of the world’s oldest democracies, supporters of an outgoing president take up arms to challenge the legitimate results of an election, a universal idea – that of ‘one person, one vote’ – is undermined.”
“What happened today in Washington DC is not American, definitely. We believe in the strength of our democracies. We believe in the strength of American democracy” he added.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the incident as worrying and said it was an assault on democracy.
Deeply worrying developments in Washington, D.C. This is an assault on democracy. President Trump and several members of Congress bear substantial responsibility for developments. The democratic election process must be respected.
— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) January 6, 2021
In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who shared a good relationship with President Trump, said he was distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington.
Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2021
He tweeted, “Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.”
It may be remembered that supporters of the US President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol building after storming the police line in Washington yesterday.
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