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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 08:07 PM

NATO Secretary General Calls Scenes from Washington D.C. 'Shocking'

Americans and international leaders alike are condemning protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as legislators debated the Electoral College votes.

Shortly into the debate over whether legislators should vote to overrule Arizona's Electoral College results, protesters wearing pro-Trump gear broke through security barriers and entered the Capitol. Legislators were evacuated and people on both sides of the political aisle called for protesters to stop the violence, but it did little to dissuade the group from breaching further barriers and entering legislators' offices.

Some observing the events likened it to footage that would be seen in Third World countries and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), called it "shocking."

"The outcome of this democratic election must be respected," Stoltenberg added.


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