China ridicules US over chaos, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

China ridicules US over chaos, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying while comparing the US protests to the ones in Hong Kong in 2019, stated that even though the former was "severe", there were no deaths

- Hua wondered why US police officers used forced on protesters yet they have been in the forefront criticising other countries when they do the same

- World leaders across the globe had earlier united to condemn US' post-election mayhem

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China has ridiculed the United States of America (US ) over post-election chaos that were witnessed in the Capitol on Wednesday, January, 6, when outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters stormed congress in protest over Democrat Joe Biden's affirmation as president elect.

China ridicules US over post-election chaos, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

Supporters of outgoing US president Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol. Photo: Getty Images.
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In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying accused Washington of hypocrisy after at least four people were killed in the process.

Hua while comparing the US protests to the ones in Hong Kong in 2019, stated that even though the former was "severe", there were no deaths after the demonstrators stormed the legislature.

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“In 2019, radical demonstrators violently stormed Hong Kong's Legislative Council building, wantonly damaged facilities, used toxic powders and liquids to attack and beat the police, and even bit a police officer’s finger off,” Hua said as quoted by South China Morning Post.

The senior Chinese official however, noted the authorities exercised restraint to avert deaths but mocked the US mainstream media for not condemning the violence in their country just as they did when Hong Kong protests erupted.

“Now the US mainstream media had unanimously criticised violent Trump fans in the Capitol saying it’s a violent event and those protesters are mobs, extremists...But what description did they use on the Hong Kong protest? ‘Beautiful sight," she said.

Hua wondered why US police officers used forced on protesters yet they have been in the forefront criticising other countries when they do the same.

"We also wish that the US people can enjoy peace, stability and security as soon as possible," Hua added.
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On her Facebook page, Hong Kong's former chief executive Leung Chun-ying sarcastically posed.

"Where do you want to protest, Hong Kong or the US?”.

World leaders condemn siege on US Capitol

World leaders across the globe had earlier united to condemn US' chaos.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the scenes as "disgraceful.

"Disgraceful scenes in US 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," he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron on the other hand said democracy should be upheld whereas German Foreign Minister Heeko Maas called on Trump and his supporters to accept the outcome of the people.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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