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Distressed to see violence in Washington: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed shock at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Terming the protests “unlawful”, PM Modi said he is “distressed” to see the news and hoped that the transfer of power between President Donald Trump and US President-elect Joe Biden will be peaceful.

 

The PM further added: “The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.”

Amid chaotic scenes in Washington, one person was shot dead inside the US Capitol as supporters of US President Donald Trump used “chemical irritants” on police in order to break into the US Capitol in anger over his election defeat.

As per a report by the Associated Press, an explosive device was also recovered near the US Capitol. However, officials said that the device was no longer a threat.