UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the mob attack on the US Capitol Hill is disgraceful.
Hundreds of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the building on Wednesday while congress was counting votes to verify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 election.
A face-off between the protesters and security operatives led to the death of four people.
Commenting on the incident on Twitter, Boris said the US, which “stands for democracy around the world”, should not be caught in such a situation.
He added that a peaceful transfer of power was necessary.
“Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” Johnson wrote.
Trump had repeatedly refused to concede to Biden. He claimed that the election results were manipulated.
However, on Thursday, Trump finally agreed to hand over to Biden after congress confirmed him (Biden) as the US’ 46th president.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted,” Trump said in a statement.