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Wednesday May 19th, 2021
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Trump nationalists storm US capitol, world leaders condemn violence

ECONOMYNEXT – Supporters of US President Donald Trump, a nationalist backed by sections of the religious establishment stormed the US Capitol disrupting proceedings, leaving at least one person dead, with world leaders calling for calm.

US Capitol police eventually got the protestors out of the Capitol building and the Mayor of Washington has declared curfew. At least one person had died.

Trump had earlier called supporters to come to Washington to protest the election of Joe Biden, which he falsely claims was ‘stolen’ from him.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who also has support from nationalists, called for an orderly transition of power, echoing the words US has used for countries where there was nationalist or authoritarian rule and institutions were weak.

“Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress,” he said in a twitter.com message.

“The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was deeply saddened.

“Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour,” he said.

“Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be.”

President elect called the actions of Trump supporters un-American.

“The scenes around the Capitol do no reflect true America,” Biden said.

There have been calls for the US Cabinet to impeach President Trump, using a provision in the Constitution.

Trump had called the protestors ‘very special.’

Twitter and facebook had removed or restricted the reach of content. Twitter had said it was locking Trump’s account for the next 12 hours. Future violations will lead to the permanent suspension of the account, Twitter said.

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