Pig guts and fists fly in Taiwan

Taiwan’s opposition MPs brought buckets full of pig intestines to parliament and threw them at Premier Su Tseng-chang. They opposed a decision to ease pork imports from the US. This meat may contain ractopamine, an additive that is banned amongst others in Taiwan and the EU. “We’re very sorry to throw pig’s internal organs in parliament, but this is to highlight the pork issue,” an opposition lawmaker told reporters according to AFP.

Protesters enter Armenian parliament

Protesters entered the Armenian parliament after the ceasefire agreement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They threw bottles at the Parliament Speaker and demanded the resignation of prime minister Nikol Pashinyan. Police officers present allegedly hardly intervened.

Water balloons and punches in Taiwan

Taiwan’s lawmakers had a chaotic fight, because President Tsai Ing-wen nominated a senior aide to a top government watchdog post. Water balloons were thrown, the ruling DPP’s lawmakers tried to protect themselves with raincoats and cardboard shields.

Chaos in- and outside Taiwanese parliament

Members of the opposition party Kuomintang fought with lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) outside of parliament. They tried to block the nominee for a government watchdog from entering the parliament. Inside the building the MPs threw chairs and continued fighting.

Nearly Parallel Brawls in Serbia and in Montenegro

Opposition MEPs critizised the Serbian government because of little reponse to protests in Montenegro. In the neighbouring country parliament adopted a religious law opposed by supporters of the Serbian Orthodox church shortly before.

The vote in Montenegro’s parliament also led to chaotic scenes and the detention of pro-Serbian MEPs: