America's enemies made fun of the pro-Trump MP who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. Russian and Chinese media have rejoiced, and Venezuela and Turkey among governments have expressed "concern".
While Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to comment on the violent events in Washington, the state-run Russian news agency RT published a comment stating that because of its foreign policy, the US is getting what it deserves.
“Do you now know what you've done? The US is maintaining the kind of "democracy" it has advocated overseas, "read the headline of the statement, adding," The US has condemned the presidential elections in Belarus, Bolivia and Venezuela as illegitimate ".
The South China Morning Post also covered the events as they played out. The website of the Chinese outlet read, “Troops Called to the US Capitol as Pro-Trump Mob Evacuators; one dead. & # 39;
The Morning Post referred to one of the protesters who was shot in the main building. She later reportedly died from her wounds.
The siege of the U.S. Capitol Building by supporters of President Trump on Wednesday forced politicians to rush out of the building, disrupting the challenges for the electoral college victory of Joe Biden as the electoral college's votes were counted.
Russia's state RT outlet also covered the events in Washington as they played out, posting a comment entitled, “Now Do You Know What You Did? The US is getting the kind of "democracy" it has campaigned for overseas.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured on Lipno Island on Thursday) has yet to make a statement about the clashes, the state-controlled Russian news organization RT also covered the story in detail
& # 39; Troops called as pro-Trump mob to evacuate US Capitol; one dead, ”said the South China Morning Post website on Wednesday
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. As Congress prepares to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump and his allegations of election fraud
Venezuela's socialist regime trolled Washington on Wednesday, expressing regret over the Trump mob that stormed the Capitol in the hope that "the American people can find a new path towards stability".
The country's foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, released a statement Wednesday that Venezuela expressed concern over the violence taking place in Washington city.
He added that the country "condemns political polarization and seeks to enable the American people to embark on a new path towards stability and social justice."
Venezuela's socialist regime under President Nicolás Maduro was at odds with Trump and his administration during his tenure, and the US supported attempts to install opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president.
"Venezuela condemns the political polarization and spiral of violence that does nothing but reflect the profound crisis that the political and social systems in the United States currently find themselves in," the full statement reads.
"With this unfortunate episode, the United States is suffering from the same problem that it has created in other countries through its policies of aggression," hoping that the American people can embark on a new path towards stability and social justice.
Venezuela's socialist regime under President Nicolás Maduro (pictured) was at odds with Trump and his administration during his tenure, and the US supported attempts to install opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured on Wednesday. The Turkish State Department described the events in the US as "worrying" and said: "We believe that the US will calmly overcome this internal crisis."
& # 39; We are following events in the US with concern and invite the parties to calm down. We believe that problems can always be solved within law and democracy, "said the Turkish Parliament President Mustafa Sentop on Twitter (picture)
The Turkish State Department also condemned the siege of the US Capitol on Wednesday, calling for calm and urging "common sense" to resolve the "political crisis" in the US after protesters broke into the US Capitol for a peaceful one Prevent transfer of power President-elect Joe Biden.
The State Department of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the events as "worrying" and said: "We believe that the US will calmly overcome this internal crisis." Turkish citizens in the US are urged to stay away from crowded places where demonstrations are taking place.
& # 39; We are following events in the US with concern and invite the parties to calm down. We believe that problems can always be solved within law and democracy, ”said Turkish parliamentary speaker Mustafa Sentop on Twitter.
"As Turkey, we have always advocated the law and democracy and we recommend it to everyone," he added.
A number of allies also responded with alarm to the scenes in Washington DC when a number of countries outside the United States reported the events live.
In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the scenes were "shameful" and called for a peaceful change of power. Biden's inauguration was due to take place on January 20, when he would take office.
"Shameful scenes in the US Congress," tweeted Johnson. "The United States stands for democracy around the world, and it is now crucial that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power."
Keir Starmer, leader of the British Labor Party – the country's opposition party – also responded to the events, saying: “Terrible scenes from the US. These are not "protesters" – this is a direct attack on democracy and the lawmakers who are carrying out the will of the American people. "
In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the scenes were "shameful" and called for a peaceful change of power on Twitter (picture)
Keir Starmer, leader of the British Labor Party – the country's opposition party, said: “Terrible scenes from the US. These are not "protesters" – this is a direct attack on democracy and the lawmakers who are carrying out the will of the American people. "
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: "Enemies of democracy will be happy to see these incredible pictures from #WashingtonDC," he wrote. Seditious words become violent acts – on the steps of the Reichstag and now in the capital. The contempt for democratic institutions is devastating. & # 39;
The first Scottish Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the scenes as "extremely terrible" and called for "solidarity with those … on the side of democracy and the peaceful and constitutional transfer of power".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadian radio station News 1130 in Vancouver that he was concerned and "was following the situation minute by minute".
"I think the American democratic institutions are strong and hopefully things will go back to normal shortly," he added.
Trudeau later tweeted, “Canadians are deeply concerned and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbor. Violence will never lead to overriding the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be. & # 39;
French Foreign and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tweeted: “Violence against American institutions is a serious attack on democracy. I judge them. The will and voice of the American people must be respected. & # 39;
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote: “Shocking scenes in Washington, DC. The result of these democratic elections must be respected, ”Stoltenberg tweeted on Wednesday.
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: & # 39; Enemies of democracy will be happy to see these incredible pictures from #WashingtonDC. Seditious words become violent acts – on the steps of the Reichstag and now in the capital. The contempt for democratic institutions is devastating. & # 39;
Protesters in Germany tried to storm the government building of the Reichstag in Berlin during a mass rally against coronavirus restrictions.
Protesters made it to the U.S. Senate Chamber when Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden of the 306-232 Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump
"The United States Congress has been the symbol of freedom and democracy all over the world for centuries," wrote Armin Laschet, the leader of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous federal state.
"The attacks on the Capitol by fanatical Trump supporters have hurt every friend of the United States," he said.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell Fontelles said: “In the eyes of the world, American democracy appears under siege tonight. This is an invisible assault on US democracy, its institutions and the rule of law. This is not America. The election results of November 3rd must be fully adhered to. "
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, said: I believe in the strength of US institutions and democracy. The focus is on the peaceful change of power. Joe Biden won the election. I look forward to working with him as the next President of the United States. & # 39;
New outlets in countries and regions more sympathetic to the US also covered the events extensively, including the UK BBC and Aljazeera from the Middle East.
Both reported live about the storms of the Capitol building and the consequences of the event.
"Violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol," read the BBC headline in live coverage, before switching to "Violence Devours Capitol As Trump Raises Supporters".
Aljazeera's headline read "US Capitol Secured After It Was Stormed by Pro-Trump Protesters," along with his live coverage of the chaotic events.
Pictured: The front page of the BBC website as the events unfolded in Washington on Wednesday
Aljazeera's page on history reported that the U.S. Capitol had been secured after being stormed Wednesday earlier
The normally mundane process by Congress to certify a new president on Wednesday has always been exceptional. Trump's Republican supporters vowed to protest the results of an election they insisted on for no reason and were undone by fraud.
But even the unusual considerations, which included the Republican vice president and the Senate majority leader defying Mr Trump's demands, were quickly being overtaken.
In one noisy, runaway scene, protesters struggled past the police and broke through the building, yelling and waving Trump and American flags as they marched through the halls.
The attack forced politicians to rush out of the building and disrupted the challenges to Joe Biden's electoral college victory.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021
Donald Trump supporters are seen inside the U.S. Capitol after rioters breached security and entered the Capitol
Long after the protests began, President Trump cautiously called for peace, but did not urge supporters to disperse. Previously, he had apparently got her to march on Capitol Hill.
Senators have been evacuated. Some house politicians tweeted that they had sought refuge in their offices.
The protesters fought with Capitol Police and broke into the building shortly after a large rally near the White House at which Trump asked them to march to Capitol Hill.
The politicians had called an extraordinary joint meeting to confirm the results of the electoral college.
Although other Republicans stood behind the challenge of Biden's college election victory 306-232, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to ease tension and spoke out against it. He warned the country "could no longer fall into two separate tribes" with "separate facts".
Mr. McConnell stated, "The voters, the courts and the states have all spoken."
But other Republicans, including House GOP leaders among Mr Trump's allies, acted to fight for Trump at his grand rally on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on Wednesday.
"We have to fix this," Louisiana's Rep Steve Scalise told the GOP Whip.
The last effort will almost certainly fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress willing to accept the November results. Mr. Biden is to be inaugurated on January 20th.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021
Even so, Mr. Trump vowed he would "never admit" and urged the massive crowd to march to the Capitol, where hundreds had already gathered under tight security.
"We will never give up," Trump said at his lunchtime rally.
Vice President Mike Pence was watched closely as he stepped onto the podium to chair the joint session in the Chamber of the House.
Mr Pence plays a largely ceremonial role, opening the sealed envelopes of the states after they have been carried in mahogany boxes used for the occasion and reading the results aloud.
But he was under growing pressure from Trump to overthrow the will of the electorate and flip the results in the president's favor, even though he had no legal power to influence the outcome.
"Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!" Mr Trump tweeted.
But Mr Pence defied Mr Trump in a statement shortly before the presidency, saying he could not use "unilateral authority" to reject the election votes that would make Mr Biden president.
A woman was shot dead in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon shortly after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building and violently collided with police to prevent Joe Biden's victory from being confirmed
Capitol Police officers aim their guns at a door that was destroyed during a joint congressional session in the chamber of the house
Members of Congress ran off the ground when police ordered them to evacuate to their offices for their own safety after a mob broke the police barricades
Members of Congress run for cover as protesters attempt to enter the house chamber
The Washington, DC police chief said at least five guns were recovered and at least 13 people were arrested in the pro-Trump protests.
When it got dark, police officers worked their way up to the demonstrators and tried to clear the area around the Capitol with grenades. Large clouds of tear gas were visible.
The police were in full riot gear. They went down the west steps and ran into protesters.
Mayor Muriel Bowser earlier declared a 6pm. Curfew.
The chaos caused the Capitol to remain locked down and disrupted the certification of the electoral college vote, which would cement Biden's victory.
The session of Congress comes a day after voters in Georgia appear to have presented the Democratic Senate candidates with two impressive victories over the Republican incumbents.
The planned democratic turnaround means a 50:50 split in the Senate, with the Democrats holding the groundbreaking vote on Vice President Kamala Harris. This gives Biden a lot more freedom to prioritize, starting with the acceleration of Covid relief.
Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King once preached, was supposed to defeat Republican Kelly Loeffler, a 50-year-old businesswoman who was called to the Senate in December 2019.
Warnock, 51, would be only the third African American to win a Senate seat from the south.
In the other race in Georgia, Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 33-year-old video producer, was supposed to defeat Republican David Perdue.
& # 39; We love you. You are special. & # 39; Trump finally speaks to the unleashed Capitol mob and says: "Go home now. We must have peace & # 39;
Donald Trump told his crowd of supporters to "love" them but "go home" after they raved past police barriers to storm the US Capitol.
But despite urging his followers to resign, he went on to make unsubstantiated claims that the "election was stolen" in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
“There has never been a time like this when something like this could be taken away from all of us – from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent choice, but we cannot play into the hands of these people.
“We must have peace. So go home We love you. You are something special. You saw what happened. You see how others are treated who are so bad and so angry. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace, ”Trump said.
It came hours after Trump put them into a frenzy at his Stop the Steal rally and told them to march on the US Capitol.
The president still hasn't conceded the election and addressed a lot about the Ellipse the previous Wednesday that broke conspiracy theories that he still had a way to win – if Vice President Mike Pence had bid and if GOP lawmakers outraged would have.
Pence didn't do that.
The chaotic scenes unfolded shortly after Trump addressed thousands of protesters and urged his supporters to march to the Capitol. After protesters clashed with law enforcement after violating the Capitol, Trump tweeted his supporters to "stay peaceful."
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