World Leaders React to US Capitol Hill Attacks

Written by on 7 January, 2021

Leaders in the US and around the world have reacted to the act of terrorism by pro-President Donald Trump supporters in Washington DC.

Pro-Trump rioters broke in and vandalised the Capitol Building during a gathering by lawmakers to count electoral votes.

Trump has made claims of voter fraud following the rerun of two crucial Senate races in the state of Georgia.

Former US President George W. Bush says he is appalled by the reckless behaviour of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown this evening for the country’s institutions, traditions and law enforcement.

Laura and I are watching the scenes of mayhem unfolding at the seat of our Nation’s government, in disbelief and dismay. It is a sickening and heartbreaking sight. This is how results are disuted in a banana republic -not our democratic republic, says Bush.

Meanwhile British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson took to Twitter and tweeted,

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.

President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir also weighed in on this unrest:



US Vice President also condemns these riots saying the violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building.

Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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