珠海桑拿网Capitol Hill insurrection ‘dark chapter’ in U.S. history, says former Canadian ambassador

珠海桑拿网Manitobans, including the former Canadian ambassador to the United States, reacted with near-universal shock and disgust as violent pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.

“This is a very dark chapter of their democracy,” said Gary Doer, former Canadian ambassador to the United States and former Manitoba premier.

“Today is basically charging up the emotion that the election was stolen and firing up the Trump folks that ended up being rioters,” said Doer.

“I think was a horrible example of leadership.”

Officials said the Capitol building has been secured after protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump violently stormed the House Chamber to prevent president-elect Joe Biden’s certification, leaving one woman dead.

珠海夜网The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., said the woman, who was shot inside the Capitol during the protest, died at a nearby hospital. No other details were provided.
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Doer said the Canadian Embassy is about a 10-minute walk to Capitol Hill, a walk he made numerous times as Canadian ambassador, with “tremendous security.”

“I think there’ll be a lot of postmortems on on what happened and why it happened.”

Doer said he hopes the certification will continue, and urged lawmakers to “proceed this evening.”

House speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN that leaders of Congress will resume the joint session Wednesday night to certify Biden as president when the Capitol building is “cleared for use.”

Read more: Small pro-Trump rallies break out in Canada amid chaos at U.S. Capitol

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he was thinking about those whose lives were in danger.
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Respect for the democratic process and the peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of democracy – as Canadians, we deeply value that. Our thoughts are with those who work in the US Capitol for their safety and for a quick de-escalation of the disturbing situation unfolding.

— Brian Pallister (@BrianPallister) January 6, 2021

“Respect for the democratic process and the peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of democracy — as Canadians, we deeply value that,” he wrote on social media.

“Our thoughts are with those who work in the U.S. Capitol for their safety and for a quick de-escalation of the disturbing situation unfolding.”

American Trisha Kamani lives in Winnipeg and worked with vice-president-elect Kamala Harris when Harris worked as a district attorney in San Francisco.

Kamani said she’s been emotional all day, watching the events from afar.

“This has been a very difficult afternoon,” she told 680 CJOB.
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“Peaceful protest has always been an important mechanism of our democracy. But what we’re witnessing this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol is absolutely reprehensible.”

She was shocked that there wasn’t more of a police presence in the first place, said Kamani, noting larger presences at other protests.

“Absolutely there should have been a stronger police presence. I’ve been in that building many, many times. It is not easy to get in there,” said Kamani.

“It makes me really wonder how they were even even able to get into the speaker (Nancy Pelosi)’s office, personal chambers and sit in her chair, leave her notes and incite such violence all around.”