Distressed To See News About Rioting And Violence: PM Modi On Trump Supporters Storming US Capitol

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC where thousands of angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police.

“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,” Modi said in a tweet.


Leaders around the world condemned the violence by Trump supporters, expressing shock and dismay at the events.

“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,” Britisih 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 said on Twitter. “From inflammatory words come violent deeds,” he wrote, adding that “contempt for democratic institutions has disastrous effects.”


Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in casualty and multiple injuries and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

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.

Source: Free Press Journal