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‘Violence is not Acceptable’: Melania Trump on US Capitol Riot

A week after storming of the US capitol, US First Lady released a statement titled ‘Our Path Forward.”

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In a statement titled “Our Path Forward”, US First Lady Melania Trump on Monday, 11 January condemned the attack on US Capitol Hill last week, saying, “Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol.”

The statement released by the White House also expressed that it was time for the nation to “heal in a civil manner”, as the US First Lady remarked, “Violence is never acceptable.”

She further said, “I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the colour of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.”

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She also went on to thank the Americans that supported her husband in the past 4 years, saying that they showed “the incredible impact of the American spirit.”

Last week, an angry mob of Pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, sloganeering and participating in destruction of property. A clash with the police resulted in a woman being shot dead. Three others died because of medical emergencies.

After the incident, President Donald Trump had publicly said “we love you” to the protesters.

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