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Canada PM Trudeau expresses concern about violence in Washington

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday expressed concern about the violent scenes in Washington, where protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss.

“Obviously we’re concerned and we’re following the situation minute by minute,” Trudeau told the News 1130 Vancouver radio station. “I think the American democratic institutions are strong, and hopefully everything will return to normal shortly.”

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Leslie Adler