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Lawlessness, violence at US Capitol 'antithesis of democracy': Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai condemned violence at the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and termed it as antithesis of democracy

twitter-logoReuters | January 7, 2021 | Updated 08:30 IST
Lawlessness, violence at US Capitol 'antithesis of democracy': Pichai

Alphabet and Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai described "lawlessness and violence" at the US Capitol on Wednesday over the US presidential election as the "antithesis of democracy."

"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," Pichai wrote to the company after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the government building that houses Congress.

"The lawlessness and violence occurring on Capitol Hill today is the antithesis of democracy and we strongly condemn it," he said.

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