Scott Morrison condemns violent Trump supporters who stormed US Congress and requires a ‘peaceable switch’ of energy to Joe Biden
Scott Morrison has condemned Trump supporters who stormed the US congress to cease the transition of energy to Joe Biden.
The prime minister tweeted: ‘Very distressing scenes on the US Congress. We condemn these acts of violence and look ahead to a peaceable switch of Authorities to the newly elected administration within the nice American democratic custom.’
Dozens of Trump supporters breached the safety perimeter and entered the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon as Congress voted to affirm Biden‘s presidential win.
The girl was shot within the chest on Wednesday afternoon after chaotic scenes broke out when dozens of Trump supporters breached safety perimeters on the Capitol
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the US Capitol on Wednesday
A girl was shot within the protest and is in crucial conditional, though it was not clear who shot her.
Dozens of police had been additionally reportedly injured within the violence and a minimum of one suspected explosive gadget was discovered.
Australia’s allies have additionally condemned the carnage, together with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tweeted: ‘Disgraceful scenes in US Congress. America stands for democracy all over the world and it’s now important that there must be a peaceable and orderly switch of energy.’
As protesters continued to occupy the Capitol hours after the violence unfolded, President-elect Joe Biden referred to as for the ‘mob to tug again’ and mentioned the rebellion bordered on sedition.
Trump – after remaining silent for a lot of the afternoon – advised his ‘very particular’ supporters contained in the Capitol that he loves them and understands their ache however urged them ‘to go residence’.
He had initially urged his supporters to march to the Capitol after a rally earlier within the afternoon earlier than solely asking them to stay peaceable when violence broke out.
Because the protesters broke down police barricades and stormed into the Rotunda, Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and different congressional leaders had been whisked to security.
Lawmakers cowering contained in the Home Chamber had been urged to placed on gasoline masks as tear gasoline was fired within the Rotunda.
Officers on the entrance door of the chamber had their weapons drawn as a protester tried to interrupt down the door.
A protester walks by means of Congress carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern after storming the Capitol
An explosion brought on by a police munition is seen whereas supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump collect in entrance of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night