US Police moved in to clear the US Capitol of hundreds of pro-Donald Trump protesters who stormed the building as politicians convened to certify President-elect Jo Biden’s victory. The move was made in an effort to force Congress to undo the loss.
Social media videos showed protesters breaking windows and police deploying teargas while local media reported that one person had been shot. A lockdown was declared at US Capitol and politicians Tweeted that they were sheltering in place in their offices as people with Trump flags were seen walking through the building.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis late on Wednesday said he was troubled over the violence and horrible events taking place in Washington and expressed optimism that the US will overcome the crisis.
“Extremely troubled by the violence and horrible events taking place in Washington D.C. American democracy is resilient, deeply rooted and will overcome this crisis,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis posted on Twitter.