Leaders around the world have called the recent incident in the US as ‘disgraceful act’. Thousands of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police which leads to the death of four people.
While reacting to the incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that “the rampage at the Capitol yesterday was a disgraceful act and it must be vigorously condemned.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said what happened in Washington, DC, is not America, definitely. “We believe in the strength of our democracies, we believe in the strength of American democracy,” he added.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 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,” she added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that a fundamental rule of democracy is that, after elections, there are winners and losers. “Both have to play their role with decency and responsibility so that democracy itself remains the winner,” she added.
The police, outnumbered by the maskless protesters, had a tough time in managing the mob, as hundreds of protesters breached security and entered the Capitol building on Wednesday, where members of the Congress were going through the process of counting and certifying the Electoral College votes.
Both the House and Senate and the entire Capitol were placed under lockdown. Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers were evacuated to safe locations.
Four people died on Wednesday, including one woman who was shot by a police officer, amid protests and rioting on Capitol Hill that resulted in dozens of demonstrators being arrested, police said.