january 2021

US Capitol riot: UN Human Rights office calls on Trump to ‘disavow’ language that incited violence

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office on Friday called on U.S. President Donald Trump and other political leaders to “disavow the false and dangerous narratives” that incited the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, when a pro-Trump mob broke into the Capitol building. Ravina Shamdasani with the UN office added that the organization was “concerned” by the display of “overtly racist symbols” like the Confederate flag and clothing displaying anti-semitic logos during the violent events at the Capitol, and called on “all political leaders to do the same.”