Leaders from Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Bolivia, the U.K., Iceland, and many more expressed their concerns for the United States.
The scene displayed at America’s Capitol building earlier today (January 6) not only caused a standstill for the nation’s citizens but for a global audience, as well. In the morning, President Donald Trump held a “Stop The Steal” rally where he encouraged his followers to do whatever they could to put an end to what he insists is election fraud—a claim that has been debunked from state to state. Still, his millions of supporters have continued to stand behind him, and thousands descended on the Capitol building as Congress was in session, certifying the Electoral College votes for President-Elect Joe Biden.
Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 6, 2021
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.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021