Leaders here and abroad react to violence at U.S. Capitol

Britain's PM: '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.'

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National News

January 6, 2021 - 5:30 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Photo by GETTY IMAGES/DAN KITWOOD/TNS

A mob of violent protesters made its way into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing police to evacuate lawmakers and delaying the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Some of the reaction from around the United States and the world: 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “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.”

Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne: “Canada is deeply shocked by the situation in Washington, D.C. The peaceful transition of power is fundamental to democracy — it must continue and it will. We are following developments closely and our thoughts are with the American people.”

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