According to a report by the U.S. Capitol on January 6th local time, after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, leaders of Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and other countries called for calmness and strongly condemned the protesters’ behavior.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said on Twitter that his country was deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on American democracy, and said that violence would never succeed in overwhelming the will of the people.
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said that he was paying close attention to what happened in Washington, and called the images of Wednesday’s violent demonstrations shocking, “which seriously damaged our democratic ideals”.
British Prime Minister Johnson said, “We have witnessed the shameful scene of the U.S. Congress.
The United States represents democracy around the world. Now it is vital that power be transferred in a peaceful and orderly manner.”
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said he called on all parties in the United States to show “restraint and common sense”.
“Like many people, I’ve been following what’s going on in the United States.
I am like my friends in the United States–think these things are wrong,” New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern tweeted.
She also said that democracy means that the people will exercise their right to vote, let their voices heard, and then peacefully uphold the right to this decision, which should never be undermined by the mob.” We are with everyone. I have no doubt that democracy will win,” she continued.