Pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers assembled to counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris’ election victory. The violence in Washington DC has drawn attention of the world community and the top leadership of the United Nations has expressed sadness and concern over the issue.
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General said, “The Secretary-General is saddened by the events at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.”
“I’m saddened & concerned by today’s developments at the Capitol in #WashingtonDC. The US is one of the world’s major democracies. I believe that peace & respect for democratic processes will prevail in our host country at this critical time,” read a tweet by President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir.