The “surprising occasions” in Washington “have to be a wake-up call” for freedom advocates around the globe, the EU’s leading diplomat Josep Borrell stated Sunday in reaction to the fatal siege of the Capitol building.
” Wednesday’s bewildering events demonstrate how broken and split the American society is after 4 years of Trump management,” Borrell composed in an article.
The Spanish politician said he was surprised by the “mob attacking the Capitol Hillside” in Washington last week, as well as recalled a tried coup in his home country in 1981, when Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero led 200 armed Civil Guard officers into congress throughout a vote to choose a head of state.
While noting that the events in the U.S. funding “can not be compared with the attack on the Spanish Congress,” Borrell said that “one can not ignore the relevance of what happened and also the prospective calamity triggered if the matter had actually hindered even additionally.”
” What we saw on Wednesday was just the climax of extremely worrying advancements happening around the world over the last few years,” Borrell claimed.
To stay clear of a more disintegration of autonomous values as well as organizations, Borrell claimed “we have to stand up promptly to every infraction of the self-reliance of democratic institutions … to every inflammatory and also inhuman speech by demagogues, to every disinformation campaign as well as fake information.”
Borrell required reflection on “the root causes” sustaining such forces, citing the “dysfunctions of our economic situations,” including tax evasion, the “weakening of the ability to regulate big international business” and high joblessness, and called for raised global teamwork.
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