Organization of American States: Capitol Riot 'a Serious Attack' on Democracy

Organization of American States: Capitol Riot 'a Serious Attack' on Democracy


The Organization of American States (OAS) issued a statement on Wednesday condemning the “exercise of force and vandalism” by supporters of President Donald Trump at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, earlier the same day.

“The OAS General Secretariat condemns and repudiates the attack against institutions being carried out today in the United States by protesters who disavow recent electoral results. Democracy has as its fundamental pillar the independence of the powers of the State, which must act completely free of pressure,” an English version of the statement read.

“The exercise of force and vandalism against the institutions constitutes a serious attack against democratic functioning. We urge a return to much-needed rationality and a conclusion of the electoral process in accordance with the Constitution and the corresponding institutional procedures,” the OAS statement added.

The OAS is an international organization aimed at fostering solidarity and cooperation among its members, which

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