• World leaders appalled by US rioting, urge peaceful transfer
• Several leaders from different countries urges peaceful transfer of power and peace in the country
• The shocking scenes coming out of the Capitol showed shattered windows and people clashing with police officers
World leaders expressed concern over the unrest that occurred on Capitol Hill on Wednesday while condemning the violence that took place.
Transfer of power
“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.”
Leaders from Italy, Germany, and other European nations addressed the issue as well.
Turkey’s foreign ministry issued a statement urging calm. On Twitter, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop underscored the importance of “law and democracy.”
“In the eyes of the world,” European Union leader Joseph Borrell Fontelles said, “American democracy tonight appears under siege. This is an unseen assault on US democracy, its institutions and the rule of law. This is not America. The election results of 3 November must be fully respected.”
Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister also expressed concern over the scenes from Capitol Hill. “Concerning scenes in Washington, D.C. I’m confident American democracy will overcome this challenge,” Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.”
The rule of law & democratic procedures need to be restored as soon as possible. This is important not only for the U.S., but for Ukraine and the entire democratic world as well.”
The shocking scenes coming out of the Capitol showed shattered windows and people clashing with police officers. One woman has died after being shot on the grounds of the Capitol.
Wednesday’s riots came against the backdrop of planned demonstrations of Trump supporters protesting the handling of the 2020 election results.
The storming of the Capitol took place after months of President Trump telling supporters that the election was stolen and Republicans raising red flags about apparent irregularities in ballot counts.