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Distressed to see violence in US Capitol: PM Modi

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: January 07, 2021 09:40 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his distress at the rioting and violence by angry supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump in Washington DC, asserting that democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.

IMAGE: Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue, he said in a tweet.

In an unprecedented attack on democracy, thousands of angry Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in multiple injuries and forcing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden's victory in the November presidential election.

 

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."

Leaders around the world condemned the incident, expressing shock at the chaos unfolding in a country they once relied upon for global leadership.

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