Babiš: Washington events unprecedented attack on democracy

The Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has described the events in Washington on Wednesday as an unprecedented attack on democracy. Tweeting on Thursday morning, Mr. Babiš said that the handover of power between presidents should always be peaceful.

Supporters of outgoing US president Donald Trump stormed the Congress building and ransacked it. Four people died during the raid, which has sparked international condemnation. Mr. Babiš said he hoped such incidents would not continue.

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Tomáš Petříček, said the robbery and violence at the US Senate were not a good example for countries where democracy is still struggling. He also expressed curiosity as to where the police and Senate security had been when the attack took place.

Author: Ian Willoughby