Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canadians are “deeply concerned and saddened” by the violent actions of Trump supporters in Washington D. and this democracy in the United States “must be upheld”

“Violence will never override the will of the people Democracy in the US. has to be confirmed – and it will be, “Trudeau said tonight in a social media post

Tonight, Trudeau told radio listeners who heard News 1130 in Vancouver that he was concerned about the violence breaking out in Washington D. and watched the “situation minute by minute as it unfolds”

“I think American democratic institutions are strong and hopefully things will return to normal shortly. We will continue to do what we need to do to ensure Canadians are well served in our relationship with the United States, regardless of how things are going “

Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne also responded to the images from Washington with the words: “Canada is deeply shocked”

“The peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to democracy – it must and will continue. We are closely monitoring developments and thinking about the American people,” said Champagne on Twitter

Canadians are deeply concerned and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbor Violence will never override the will of the people Democracy in the US must be upheld – and that will be like that too

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole also spoke out against the violence and condemned the actions of pro-Trump protesters as an attack on democracy

“The storming of the Capitol is an amazing assault on freedom and democracy I am deeply saddened that the chaos is gripping our greatest ally today,” he said on a social media post

The protest by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump began peacefully, but soon led to violent clashes with the police

Trump urged his supporters to come to Washington to protest against the formal approval of Congress for President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the general election – a process that was under way at the start of the protests

Canada is deeply shocked by the situation in Washington DC The peaceful transfer of power is fundamental to democracy – it must and will continue

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Several Republican lawmakers have backed Trump’s demands despite there being no evidence of fraud or misconduct in the election

Both the US. The Senate and House of Representatives abruptly suspended proceedings when dozens of people breached security regulations in the Capitol.The lawmakers in the House Chamber were instructed to put on gas masks while tear gas was being fired in the rotunda

Pictures were taken of security officers holding some demonstrators at gunpoint, barricading doors to the chamber of the house and guarding them from the inside with pistols drawn

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States told all embassy staff in Washington D.C. are “safe and considered”

“We are calling for calm on Canadians in DC during this time should heed advice from local authorities,” Kirsten Hillman said in a social media post

Jagmeet Singh, chairman of the NDP, described the pictures from Washington D.C. “terrifying” and blamed Trump’s actions for the riots

“The horror in Washington is terrifying and instigated by Donald Trump. He can end it now, but refuses but democracy must not be intimidated. The violence must end,” he said on Twitter

BC. NDP MP Alistair MacGregor even went to Twitter to urge US Vice President Mike Pence uses the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power The change allows the Vice President and a majority in Congress to remove a seated president if he is unable to do his job

We are closely following developments on Capitol Hill. All embassy staff are safe and responsible. We call for calm during this time. Canadians in DC should take advice from the local authorities. https: // tco / AyTkdjU5S2

Yves-François Blanchet, leader of Bloc Quebecois, tweeted in French, saying the situation was provoked by Trump’s actions and those who follow him

The leader of the Greens, Annamie Paul, issued a statement in which she described the events in DC. “Underline the importance of respect for the rule of law and the peaceful transfer of power – principles on which any healthy democracy depends”

“The peaceful transfer of power is vital to any democracy, and I am incredibly disappointed with what we are seeing in the United States today,” said Ford

Quebec Prime Minister François Legault tweeted in English while watching events in D.C. closely he believes that the US. is a “great country” that “will recover as it has always done in its history”

After repeated calls for Trump to make a public statement telling his supporters to leave the Capitol, Trump posted a video statement on his Twitter account reiterating his claims that the election was stolen been, and urged his followers to go home

“I know you are hurt We had a choice that was stolen from us It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now, we have to have peace,” Trump said in the video

Trump’s video was removed from both Facebook and Twitter for violating his guidelines Guy Rose, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said the video was removed “because we believe it is Risk of prolonged violence tends to increase rather than decrease””

Twitter said that Trump’s account has been banned for 12 hours and that the account will remain banned unless his offensive tweets are removed

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