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Members of the National Guard arrive to secure the area outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

TOKYO –
Amid global outrage over storming the US. Capitol of angry supporters of US. President Donald Trump has been a lingering delight in those who have long disapproved of the perceived American tendency to punish other countries for imperfect adherence to democratic ideals

The tear gas and bullets in the Capitol, a globally recognized structure that is at the center of American democracy, are more likely to be associated with countries in which popular uprisings overthrow a hated dictator like the Arab Spring

This time, however, it was an attempt by the Americans to stop a peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden after a democratic election in a country that many around the world have viewed as a model for democratic governance

“We have to call this what it is: a deliberate attack on democracy by a seated President & who is trying to overthrow a free & fair! The world is watching!” Said Irish Foreign and Defense Minister Simon Coveney on twitter This is an outraged tone that many world leaders have adopted

However, some global observers seemed delighted with the outbreak of violence that marked the final days of a presidency that has divided opinion abroad almost as much as it does in America

In China, which has had constant friction with the Trump administration over trade, military and political issues, people criticized Trump and his supporters, citing both his failure to address the coronavirus pandemic and the mob action in Control Washington

Communist-ruled China has long accused the U. the hypocrisy in their efforts to promote democracy and stand up for human rights overseas

The Communist Youth League posted a photomontage of the violence in the Capitol on its Twitter-like Weibo microblog entitled “On the Sixth, the US Congress, a beautiful place to watch “That seemed to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her June 2019 comments in praise of the sometimes violent anti-government protests in Hong Kong

“The US is not as safe as China is it? I think Trump is a self-righteous and selfish person, “said financial advisor Yang Ming

Some overseas observers blamed Trump for the chaos, and there was widespread condemnation that appeared to be fueled by the U. The president’s often conflicting relationships with countries around the world, especially those who were at the end of American military musculature and criminal sanctions

Iran, another country that faces routine U S. Criticism of human rights violations and democratic values ​​jumped on the uprising as evidence of American hypocrisy

The semi-official Fars news agency described the United States as “fragmented democracy,” while Iran’s pro-government Twitter accounts were happy and shared photos of the mobs with hashtags, including #DownfalloftheUS

The violence at the US. The Capitol tarnishes American insistence that it is a bastion of democracy for countries that only in the past few decades have in some cases given up autocratic or military-controlled forms of government

“The Beauty of Democracy?” With a shrug, the reaction was tweeted from Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant to the President of Nigeria who has seen several coups since independence – including one spearheaded decades ago by President Muhammadu Buhari, who last came into office by vote / p>

Some legislatures in Asia – South Korea and Taiwan, for example – have been marked by brawls and screams at times, but democracies across the region are usually solid versions of European and American models of legislation

“This is shocking I hope this gives Americans a chance to review their democracy,” said Na HyunPil of the Korean House for International Solidarity, a Seoul-based NGO. “Trump is fully responsible for this incident after his four-year rule, it is falling Americans have a hard time telling other countries that their country is a good model for democracy “

US. According to Wesley Widmaier, professor of international relations at the Australian National University, politics has long been shaped by fringe conspiracy theories and grievances

“What has made the last four years different is that these views were held by the President of the United States – and we can draw a direct line from Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and straight lies about the 2020 election to siege the US Capitol, “he said

Australians were told to avoid US Protests after what Prime Minister Scott Morrison described as “rather disturbing scenes” in the United States

Malcolm Turnbull, who was Australian Prime Minister when Trump took office and was replaced by Morrison in 2018, was much stronger in his condemnation, describing Trump as a narcissistic bully who is only interested in his own power

“I was horrified,” Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp. “In his four years, Donald Trump has done more damage to America, both internally and domestically and in relation to its international standing, than any of his opponents thought possible”

Other friendly countries were similarly shocked by what they called an attack on American democracy, although some said they believed US. democratic institutions would withstand the turmoil

“Shameful scenes in the US Congress,” tweeted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a staunch U.S. Generations ally “The United States is a global democracy and it is vital now that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power”

“What is happening is wrong,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a statement, “Democracy – the right of people to cast a vote, hear their voice and then peacefully uphold that decision – should never be undone by a mob”

Democracy – the right of people to cast a vote, hear their voice and then peacefully uphold that decision, should never be undone by a mob. Our thoughts go out to those who are as devastated by today’s events as we are have no doubt that democracy will prevail

Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, India’s Narendra Modi, said on Twitter: “It is alarming to see news of unrest and violence in Washington DC The orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue The democratic process must not be undermined by illegal protests”

Troubled by news of unrest and violence in Washington DC The orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue The democratic process must not be undermined by unlawful protests

Venezuela, which is under US Sanctions said the events in Washington show that the US. “suffers from what it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived US- Supported opposition efforts to oust him despite allegations of human rights abuses, civil unrest and a humanitarian crisis that has forced millions to flee the oil-rich country

“This is insurrection no less in Washington,” tweeted Carl Bildt, a former Swedish Prime Minister

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