France, UK condemn violent scenes in U.S.

Hundreds of Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (January 6) in a bid to overturn his election defeat, battling police in the hallways and delaying the certification of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory for hours.

French President Emmanuel Macron published in the early hours of Thursday (January 7) a video on his social media accounts which carried the hashtag of "#WeAreOne."

"I just wanted to express our friendship and our faith in the United States. What happened today in Washington DC is not American, definitely. We believe in the strength of our democracies. We believe in the strength of American democracy," said Macron.

Britain's interior minister Priti Patel said on Thursday that the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump was "terrible beyond words" and called on Trump to condemn the violence.