Boris Johnson denounced “shameful scenes” as the U.S. was stormed by demonstrators. That Capitol.
Protesters swarm and impose a lockdown on the Capitol building, avoiding discussion in the House and Senate.
Protesters broke through barricades and were able to reach the building Wednesday on Capitol Hill, disrupting the formal acceptance of Joe Biden’s election win by lawmakers.
“Disgraceful scenes in US Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it’s important now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”Disgraceful scenes. The U.S. stands for democracy around the world, and now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power, it’s important.
His remarks came after the scenes in Washington were called “deeply shocking” and “absolutely appalling.” by British politicians of both parties.
Mr. Trump had previously encouraged his followers to fly to Washington to oppose the acceptance by Congress of Mr. Biden’s November presidential election win.
Updates from Capitol Hill: chaotic scenes engulf the US Capitol as Trump supporters riot
The protest forced both chambers of Congress into an immediate recess just as they were discussing the Electoral College vote that gave the presidency to Mr. Biden.
Police ordered lawmakers to wear gas masks after tear gas was sprayed amid skirmishes in the Capitol rotunda.
In The U.S. Unworthy Scenes Uh. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and now that there is a peaceful and orderly transition of power, it is essential.
– January 6, 2021 Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that the Capitol scenes were utterly terrifying.
She tweeted, “Solidarity on the side of democracy and peaceful and constitutional transfer of power with those in (the United States). Shame on those who instigated this attack on democracy.”
“Sir Keir Starmer, Labour leader, responding on Twitter, wrote: “Horrific scenes from the US.
“These are not ‘protesters’ – this is a direct attack on democracy and the lawmakers who carry out the will of the American people.”
Robert Buckland, Lord Chancellor and Minister of Justice, also condemned the situation in Washington, tweeting, “Terrible scenes in today’s US Congress.”
To our great friends in the United States: We have always respected the peaceful transition of power and the dignified recognition of electoral success and loss by the candidates. It must never be permitted for those who aim to weaken this to prevail.
Horrifying US scenes.
This are not “protesters” – this is a direct assault on government and the will of the American people being carried out by politicians.
—Keir Starmer (@Keir Starmer) 6 January 2021
The scenes from Washington were called “deeply shocking.” by Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Emily Thornberry.
She tweeted, “A profoundly shocking scene tonight at the Capitol.”
When a shot is fired and the National Guard is called in, Trump supporters storm the Capitol building.
“I can hear Republican Congressman Kinzinger saying, ‘If this were Belarus, we’d call it a coup attempt.’ ‘The guardrails will hold.’ ‘The president is guilty of cowardice – he should accept that he has lost’.”
Frightful scenes from the United States. This is the legacy of a hate policy which pits people against each other and threatens democracy’s foundations. With the representatives under attack and the American people who have the right to decide their own destiny, we must stand firmly.
-January 6, 2021 Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy)
“embarrassing American democracy tonight.embarrassing “tonight’s American democracy.
“America is the world’s greatest and most important democracy, a shining light on the hill of freedom,” he tweeted.
President Trump asked a crowd to march on Capitol Hill and turned on his law enforcement vice president. Tonight, he is humiliating American democracy & causing grief for his friends, but he’s not America.
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask his supporters to “Please support our Capitol Police & Law Enforcement. They are really on our country’s side. Stay peaceful! “.
He later tweeted, “I ask everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence!
“Remember WE are the party of law and order – respect the law and our great men and women in blue. Thank you!”.
Lisa Nandy, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, said, “Terrible scenes from the US.
“This is the legacy of a policy