Allies and enemies in the United States have mourned and called for peace in Washington, D.C., as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday managed to believe the election was rigged as a violent rally. The Capitol building took the storm.
Rebels loyal to Trump, some members of the violent far-right group rushed to the police line and entered the capital, disrupting the process of formalizing Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
The law and order situation in the congress was making headlines around the world, with German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass., Tweeted That “enemies of democracy will be thrilled to see these incredible images from #Washington DC.” He also called on Trump to finally accept his electoral defeat.
Mash added, “Words of riot have turned into violent words – Reichstag’s move and now in #capitals, hatred of democratic institutions is destructive.”
In London, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the scenes “disgraceful”
“The United States stands for democracy around the world, and it is imperative that power be handed over peacefully and orderly,” he said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his people were “deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States.”
“Violence will never succeed in overcoming the will of the people,” Trudeau said. “Democracy must exist in the United States – and it will.”
In Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who has had a belligerent and troubled relationship with Trump over criticism of the presidential security alliance, called the violence “shocking” – a statement that weighed in on similar statements, usually in Eastern Europe and Central Europe. Made by him in moments of great unrest elsewhere.
“The results of this democratic election must be respected,” Stoltenberg said Tweeted.
Several other foreign officials and leaders, including the President of the European Commission, weighed in:
Spanish Prime Minister:
The Prime Minister of Australia:
And the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former prime minister and current co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted that the violence and occupation of the capital indicated “looting of democracy”.
He included in his message a picture of a smiling man wearing a Trump beanie and carried a lecture stamped by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
The scenes of violence were particularly shocking for those for whom America has become a model of freedom and democracy.
Two former European officials told BuzzFeed News that memories of the events in eastern Ukraine in 2014 were more reminiscent of the scene when Russian-backed separatists stormed a government building after the country’s Moscow-friendly president was ousted. They compared it to the incident in Kyrgyzstan in October, when opposition supporters stormed the parliament building after the election was deemed fraudulent.
Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because their countries rely on the United States for support.
One of them said they “never thought this would happen in the United States.”
“It’s insane,” the official added.
Turkey, a NATO country that faced its own coup attempt in 2001, has called for a peaceful and legal solution. “We urge all parties in the United States to exercise restraint and prudence,” the State Department said in a statement. Statement. “We believe America will overcome this internal political crisis in a mature way.”
The ministry advised Turkish citizens in the United States to avoid populated areas and places where protests are taking place.
Venezuela, Trump’s boozyman for the dangers of socialism, also issued a statement expressing concern about violence in the United States, saying that The Venezuelan election is unreasonable. “Venezuela condemns political polarization and spiraling violence, calling for a reflection of the deep crisis that the US political and social system is facing at this time.” “With this unfortunate episode, the United States is suffering for the same reasons as other countries with its policy of aggression.”
Trump posted a one-minute video on Twitter in the evening after reading the rubbish in Washington, D.C., urging the crowd to stand up – but not as much as before. Falsely claiming that he defeated Biden By an “earthquake in the election”.