Distressed to see violence in US, peaceful transfer of power must continue: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined world leaders in condemning the riots and violence, by supporters of US President Donald Trump, which took place at the US Capitol building in Washington DC today. PM Modi said he is "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.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2021
Besides Modi, other world leaders have also expressed shock at the violence and chaos at unfolded in the US capital today. "Disgraceful scenes in US Congress," UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. "Trump and his supporters should finally accept the decision of the American voters and stop trampling on democracy," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wrote on Twitter. Angry Trump supporters surrounded and tried to barge into the Capitol in an attempt to thwart the certification of Joe Biden as the new president. The chaos forced lawmakers to be rushed from the building.