– Supporters of President Donald Trump rioted in the US Capitol Building.
Statement by Stephen Dujarric, Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General
United Nations. Supporters of US President Donald Trump have stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters not only forcibly entered the Senate, but also tried to occupy it and created a commotion. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is deeply saddened by this incident.
US Capitol Violence: 4 killed, 52 Trump supporters arrested
A statement from UN Secretary-General’s Spokesman Stephen Dujarric was quoted by Xinhua as saying, “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by Wednesday’s incident in Washington, D.C. It is important that political leaders influence their followers to distance themselves from violence and to respect democratic processes and the rule of law. “
In fact, Trump supporters surrounded the Capitol building at a time when the Electoral College was being counted inside to seal the results of the November 3 election, in which Joe Biden is now set to become president. Meanwhile, due to the commotion outside, the people present inside had to leave the Senate immediately. As a result of the violence here, 52 people have been arrested so far and 14 police personnel have been injured.