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Different leaders across the world reacted to the chaos in the US capitol

The attack on the US capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters has disturbed the peace and harmony of the US. The whole world witnessed the vandalism of US democracy. Many leaders shared their views on the attack and strongly condemned the attack calling it a threat to democracy.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticized the attacks and tweeted, “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.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also expressed his grief and shock and asked for the postponement of the election result tweeting “Shocking scenes in Washington, D.C. The outcome of this democratic election must be respected.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is had arguments with Trump also criticized the attack on the US capitol. He tweeted, “Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbor. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be.”

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas criticizing the whole incident responded furiously in German.

Nigel Farage, a UK politician and an ally of President Trump also criticized the incident and said that the rushing in the capitol was wrong and the protestors should leave.  

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted, “I am following with concern the news that is coming from Capitol Hill in Washington. I trust in the strength of America’s democracy. The new Presidency of @JoeBiden will overcome this time of tension, uniting the American people.”