Political World Leaders Are Condemning the Riots That Occurred at the U.S. Capitol

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The historic events that many are calling a ‘coup attempt’, an ‘insurrection’, and an ‘attack on democracy’ have incited similar reactions from other world leaders of various countries and political organizations. 

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In every corner of the world, news of the attacks in Washington D.C. was broadcast everywhere, from news channels to social media sites and other forms of online discourse.

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The severity of the events that occurred throughout the day prompted world leaders to provide a formal opinion to their citizens and those in the U.S. remarks all centered around the protection of democracy. 

The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, stated in a speech, “What happened in America showed what a failure Western democracy is… A populist man damaged the reputation of his country.”

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In Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa took to social media to declare his stance on democracy which also tied into current political policies occurring in the country.

While some leaders are more hopeful that American democracy will continue to light the way, other far-right leaders from countries such as Russia, China, Brazil, and Italy still condemned the riots while upholding Trump’s policies.

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Matteo Salvini, a far-right political leader in Italy, said, “I supported the ideas and positions of the Republicans, of the conservatives, of Trump, but a legitimate vote is one thing, going to parliament and clashing with the police is quite a different matter. That’s not political vision, that’s madness.”

However, there are other leaders in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand who condemn the violence as an attack on the U.S. government who are looking for a hopeful way forward.

As of now, there are less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated into their positions but due to new insights on future riots, these next few days may not be as peaceful as we would hope for. 

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