- US Capitol which houses the Congress attacked
- Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol leaving at least 4 dead
- Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc. and Google LLC shares a memo condemning the incident
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. and Google LLC, Sundar Pichai, on Thursday condemned the “lawlessness and violence” events which took place at the US Capitol as the “antithesis of democracy” in a memo he shared with his employees.
The Indian origin CEO wrote, “Holding free and safe elections and resolving our differences peacefully are foundational to the functioning of democracy. The United States has a long and proud history of doing this,” to the company after the supporters of President Donald Trump violently entered the government building which houses Congress.
“The lawlessness and violence occurring on Capitol Hill today is the antithesis of democracy and we strongly condemn it,” the CEO of Google LLC added.
Here is the Memo shared by Sundar Pichai with his employees:
“Hi everyone, The scenes from Washington D.C. today are shocking and scary for all of us. To start, we are checking in on our D.C. employees to ensure they are safe. We’re monitoring the situation and will keep affected employees updated if we take any extra precautionary steps that impact offices or buildings.
“Holding free and safe elections and resolving our differences peacefully are foundational to the functioning of democracy. The United States has a long and proud history of doing this. The lawlessness and violence occurring on Capitol Hill today is the antithesis of democracy and we strongly condemn it.
“We’ll continue to send updates as needed. In the meantime, please prioritize your health and wellbeing by checking in with your support systems — however you define them — and leaning on your Google community. If you’re looking for extra connection or support, these resources are a good place to start.
“Please take good care of yourself and one another.
At least 4 people lost their lives today on the US Capitol grounds and at least 52 people have been arrested as of now after the supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol Building in Washington DC with the motive to stop the US Congress from ratifying the Electoral College vote which will officially confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.
Supporters of Donald Trump were carrying unlicensed and/ or prohibited firearms and caused havoc which resulted in riots and violence at the Capitol building, the building which houses the US Congress and is the seat of the legislative branch of the US government.
Despite officers being present in full riot gear and the implementation of curfew orders by the Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, dozens of Trump supporters were violating the norms.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, has reconvened the US Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win when the Capitol building was cleared of the Trump Supporters.