PM Modi, other world leaders condemn violence at US Capitol

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined world leaders in condemning the riots and violence which happened at the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

He said he was distressed to see the news and hoped that the transfer of power between President Donald Trump and US President-elect Joe Biden will be peaceful.

“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,” PM Modi tweeted.

Besides Modi, other world leaders have also expressed shock and outrage at the violence that unfolded in the US capital by supporters of President Donald Trump.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a tweet said, “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.”

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people.

“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,” he tweeted.

Australian PM Scott Morrison condemned the distressing scenes at the US Congress.

“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,” Morrison tweeted.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian condemned the attack and said, “The violent acts against American institutions are a grave attack against democracy. I condemn them. The American people’s will and vote must be respected.”