Venezuela Expresses Concern About Violence in the United States (Communique)

On Wednesday, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expressed its concern  about the violence that occurred in Washington DC, United States, in which protesters in favor of the outgoing president of the nation, Donald Trump, stormed Congress during the certification of Joe Biden. Through a communique, Venezuela expressed their wish that “the acts of violence cease and the American people can finally open a new path towards stability and social justice.”

In the violence incited by Donald Trump and permitted by the police, four deaths occurred and 52 protesters were reported injured. Right wing and supremacist groups were named by local media as the instigators of the mob attack on the US Capitol building.

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Following direct calls made on social media by the controversial outgoing President Donald Trump, his supporters stormed Congress.

Below is the official English translation of the communique:

Venezuela condemns the political polarization and the spiral of violence in the U.S. 

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its concern with the acts of violence being carried out in the city of Washington, United States.

Venezuela condemns the political polarization and the spiral of violence that does nothing but reflect the deep crisis that the United States political and social system is currently undergoing.

With this unfortunate episode, the United States is experiencing what it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression. Venezuela hopes that the acts of violence cease soon, and that the people of the U.S. can finally open a new path towards stability and social justice.

Caracas, January 6th, 2021

 

Featured image: One of President Donald Trump’s extreme-right supporters who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.
 

(Alba Ciudad) with OT content

Translation: OT/JRE/SL