The heads of state and government of the world expressed a shock on Wednesday at the violent demonstrators who overran the S. Congress and attempts, Nov overthrow 3 presidential election results that gave Democratic challenger Joe Biden a victory

Police in the US. Capitol responded with guns drawn and tear gas as hundreds of protesters stormed in trying to force Congress to reverse President Donald Trump’s loss of the election shortly after some of Trump’s Republicans made one final attempt to dismiss the results p>

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the incident in a tweet as an “attack on democracy” “President Trump and many members of Congress have a significant responsibility for what is happening now. The democratic process of electing a president must be respected”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the scenes in the U in a tweetS. Congress as a “shame” stating that the United States stands for democracy worldwide, and that was what it was “important” now that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power

Shameful scenes in US. Congress The United States stands for democracy around the world, and it is now vital that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power

Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the enemies of democracy were cheered on by scenes of violence in the United States Capitol and he urged Trump to accept US Voting decision

In a tweet released after protesters stormed the headquarters of the US Lawmakers, Maas said the violence was caused by inflammatory rhetoric “Trump and his supporters must finally accept the decision of American voters and stop trampling on democracy”

“Maidan-style images come from DC,” said Russia’s Deputy U.N Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy wrote on Twitter about protests in Ukraine during which the Russian-backed President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in 2014

“Some of my friends ask if someone will be handing out crackers to the protesters to repeat Victoria Nuland’s stunt,” he said, citing a 2013 visit to Ukraine as a U-year-old Deputy Foreign Minister Victoria Nuland offered the demonstrators food

Maidan-style images come from DC Some of my friends ask if someone will be handing out crackers to protesters to repeat Victoria Nuland’s stunt I suspect the chances are slim there is no US embassy in Washington ! 😉 #ElectoralCollegeChallenge #WashingtonDC https: // tco / 7nhEsMmaVl

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the violent protests in Washington “shocking scenes” and said the result of the democratic US. Choice must be respected

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a tweet: “I am following the news coming from Capitol Hill in Washington with concern I trust the strength of American democracy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern about the violent scenes in Washington. “Obviously we are concerned and are following the situation minute by minute,” Trudeau told News 1130 Vancouver radio station. “I think the American democratic institutions are strong and hopefully everything will return to normal shortly ”

Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne on Twitter: “Canada is deeply shocked by the situation in Washington DC The peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to democracy – it must and will continue. We are following developments closely and thinking about that American people ”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing concern about the violence and calling for calm and common sense while urging its citizens to avoid the crowds and the protest area

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Twitter: “The violence against American institutions is a serious attack on democracy I condemn it The will and the voice of the American people must be respected”

The acts of violence against American institutions are a grave attack on democracy I condemn them The will and voice of the American people must be respected

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