'It's Disgraceful': World leaders condemn Capitol Hill riot
First Published Jan 7, 2021, 9:27 AM IST
World leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, have condemned the violence that was witnessed at Capitol Hill in United States capital Washington, DC. Leaders from across the world termed the acts by Donald Trump's supporters as deeply disturbed and disgraceful. Here's what world leaders had to say.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister
"Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. The orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests."
Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister
"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."
Justin Trudeau, Canada Prime Minister
"Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld, and it will be."
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister
"Like so many others, I have been watching what is happening in the United States. I share the sentiment of friends in the US -- what is happening is wrong. Democracy -- the right of people to exercise a vote have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully should never be undone by a mob. Our thoughts are with everyone who is as devastated as we are by the events of today. I have no doubt democracy will prevail."
Scott Morrison, Australia Prime Minister
"Very distressing scenes at the US Congress. We condemn these acts of violence and look forward to a peaceful transfer of government to the newly-elected administration in the great American democratic tradition."
Lenín Moreno, Ecuador President
"We reject the acts of violence perpetrated today in Washington. The traditional US rule of law, institutional framework and due process guarantees must be respected. In a democracy, the recognition of the will of the citizens is imperative."
Giuseppe Conte, Italy Prime Minister
"I am following what is happening in Washington with great concern. Violence is incompatible with the exercise of democratic rights and freedoms. I am confident in the strength and robustness of the institutions of the United States."
Erna Solberg, Norwegian Prime Minister
"What we are now seeing from Washington is a completely unacceptable attack on democracy in the United States. President Trump is responsible for stopping this."
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