15:43 GMT15 January 2021
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    Thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, where Congress was supposed to certify the results of the presidential election. The building has since been cleared, but four people died during the violence.

    The shocking visuals of thousands of pro-Trump supporters storming of the US Capitol in Washington, DC have stunned Bollywood celebrities, who have come out in solidarity to condemn the act, calling it a ‘dark day for America’.

    Expressing shock at the violence, actress Richa Chadha said, “Democracy is fragile, everywhere...needs to be saved from 'leaders' everywhere.”

    ​Singer-music composer Vishal Dadlani too condemned the violence, tweeting, "America, what have you become"

    ​Other celebrities including singer Ankur Tewari, actress Meera Chopra, filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri and others have also taken to social media to express their shock.

    Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, while condemning the act by the Trump supporters, said “Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests."


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