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PM Modi condemns US Capitol attack, calls for peaceful transfer of power

Condemning the violent situation that unfolded at the US Capitol in Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests

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PM Narendra Modi

Condemning the violent situation that unfolded at the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Prime Minister on Thursday said the democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests and called for an orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

"Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests," he tweeted.

A chaotic scene unfolded at the Capitol as supporters of President Trump swarmed the building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing a lockdown and various confrontations with police.

US President Donald Trump's supporters, who marched at the Capitol, reiterated his claims that the recently-concluded presidential election was 'stolen', and demanded their 'voices to be heard'.

Several police officers sustained injuries, while one woman was confirmed dead after being shot in the chest.

The protesters managed to overpower the law enforcement officers and swarmed the House and Senate chambers, leading to the evacuation of several Congressional buildings.

Several lawmakers slammed Trump for inciting violence, with some calling for his immediate impeachment and removal.

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First Published: Thu, January 07 2021. 08:47 IST
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