‘Don’t encourage subscribers to …’: UN message ahead of Biden’s inauguration

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Joe Biden will be inaugurated in the U.S. capital on January 20.

The United Nations:

The United Nations on Tuesday called on political leaders, including US President Donald Trump, not to incite violence, as Washington prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Days after pro-Trump supporters forced their way into the Capitol building in an attempt to undo Biden’s election victory, the UN called on “political leaders not to encourage their supporters to commit violence or incite violence, “said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

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He said the message was “universal”, including for the United States.

Democrats, who say Trump instigated riots last week, are trying this week to get him removed from office through impeachment or other means.

Biden will be inaugurated in the U.S. capital on January 20, and federal and local authorities are scrambling to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly events that resulted in the deaths of five people.

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According to U.S. media, an internal FBI document warns that armed Trump supporters plan to participate in protests against last November’s election results in all 50 states between this weekend and January 20.

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“We very much hope that there will be no violence, neither before nor during the inauguration on the 20th,” said Dujarric.

“People who have disagreements (should) go through established constitutional processes,” he added.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by The Bharat Express News staff and is posted Platforms.)

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