International Community Condemns Siege On US Capitol

HERTFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) ad Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) attend the NATO summit at the Grove Hotel on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England. France and the UK sign... HERTFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) ad Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) attend the NATO summit at the Grove Hotel on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England. France and the UK signed the Treaty of Dunkirk in 1947 in the aftermath of WW2 cementing a mutual alliance in the event of an attack by Germany or the Soviet Union. The Benelux countries joined the Treaty and in April 1949 expanded further to include North America and Canada followed by Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. This new military alliance became the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The organisation grew with Greece and Turkey becoming members and a re-armed West Germany was permitted in 1955. This encouraged the creation of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact delineating the two sides of the Cold War. This year marks the 70th anniversary of NATO. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 6, 2021 4:26 p.m.

International leadership is responding as angry protesters swarm the U.S. Capitol, urged on by President Donald Trump, sending lawmakers, Capitol staff and reporters into lockdown.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that “violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the U.S. must be upheld — and it will be.”

Earlier, in a local radio interview, Trudeau said that he was following the situation “minute-by-minute.”

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“There is an important electoral process unfolding in the United States and I think we all want it and need it to unfold properly and peacefully,” he told News 1130. “So we certainly hope that things will calm down,” he said.

Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO, tweeted that the “outcome of this democratic election must be respected.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the scene as “disgraceful.”

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