US president-elect, Joe Biden, has slammed the “lenient treatment” given to pro-Trump protesters, who invaded Capitol Hill on Wednesday by the US police.
Biden said this in a televised press conference on Thursday.
According to him, protesters against racism would have been dispersed with force.
He recalled how anti-racism demonstrators were dispersed with maximum force by police in Washington last year.
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday… they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Biden said.
Donald Trump’s supporters had stormed a session of Congress held Wednesday to certify Joe Biden’s election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup.