Washington: The repercussions of the protests in the US capital are being felt all over the world. Leaders of all the major countries have expressed regret over the protests and have also expressed hope that the transition of power in the United States is carried out peacefully. Simultaneously, a country like China, having a dictatorial regime, has tried to compare the US protests with the protest being held in Hong Kong. But the international media has remarked that the Chinese comparison is laughable, pointing out that the Hong Kong protests are for democracy. The Indian Prime Minister said that the protests in the US capital are very disturbing, and has expressed hope. ‘The democratic process cannot be held at a ransom in this manner. Soon the transition of power will happen in the United States, in a peaceful way.’ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, ‘The incident in the United States is disgraceful and regrettable. It is very important that the transition of power in the United States, an important and main pillar of democracy, has to take place peacefully.’ Whereas, British Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, said that Washington’s violence could not be justified in any way.
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a measured reaction, “We cannot bow in front of people perpetrating violence, raising the issues of democracy. We believe in democracy. The incident in Washington cannot be called ‘American'”. Whereas, Antonio Guterres, General Secretary of the United Nations, said that the incident in the US capital pained him. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she was hurt by the incident in the United States and is also angry over it.
German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, gave a pointed reaction while speaking about the violence in the United States, saying the enemies of democracy must have been pleased due to this incident. Denouncing the violence, NATO Chief Stoltenberg appealed that everyone should respect the US election results. The official reaction received from China, regarding the violence in Washington, has become a hot topic for discussion in the media.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, ‘The protests in Hong Kong were more intense than the US protests. But not a single person died during the protests.’ Hua Chunying is trying to indicate that the Chinese authorities are not taking any harsh actions against the protestors in Hong Kong. But the media has remarked this reaction. The US protests cannot be linked to the protests in Hong Kong for democracy. The media warned that the protests in Hong Kong are pro-democratic.