Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has responded to the pro-Trump rioters, who only hours ago breached the U.S. capitol building in Washington D.C., tweeting out this statement:
An attack on Capitol Hill is an attack on democracy. We are witnessing disturbing scenes of violence in Washington DC. Liberty, democracy and decency must be respected.
— Katrín Jakobsdóttir (@katrinjak) January 6, 2021
Earlier today, a mob formed at the capitol building in the United States in America as the electoral college votes were cast for President-elect Joe Biden. The mob believes, along with President Donald Trump, that the election was fraudulent—something both Republican, Democratic and Independent investigators, after exhaustive study, have said is false.
At the time of writing, one woman has been shot inside the capitol building and a makeshift explosive device was found at the GOP headquarters.
Iceland’s Minister Of Justice, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, also made a statement relating to the riots, tweeting:
The events in USA unfolding now are an affront to democracy. @realdonaldtrump must condemn the mob and demand they cease the violent protests and leave the Capitol.
— Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir (@aslaugarna) January 6, 2021
We at the Grapevine would like to commend Katrín and Áslaug Arna for her wise words at this time of uncertainty.
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