Ukrainian lawmakers started a small brawl over a land reform bill. The controversial initiative is about to change the rules how farmland can be bought. Also outside parliament people protested about the planned reform.
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:
In Lesotho members of the parliament started throwing everything they could get their hands on, including furniture pieces and documents. The brawl was triggered by disputes about regulations for the wool and mohair industry. Opposition MPs demanded the minister for Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing Chalane Phori to appear in parliament and got furious when they learned the minister would not attend. After the fight, people were singing and dancing in the middle of the vandalized assembly hall.
The Iranian parliamentarian Mohammad Golmoradi criticized the treatment of protesters in the protests. This alledgedly caused him being manhandled in Parliament. From the floor he screamed: “What have you done that the undignified Shah did not do?”
During a joint session in Pakistan’s parliament, ministers of PTI government and Opposition leaders started a fight, when President Arif Alvi was speaking. Opposition members alledgedly chanted “Go, Niazi Go” towards prime minister Imran Khan.
In a session of Kisumu county assembly on Tuesday afternoon assembly members clashed over the election to replace Onyango Oloo as the assembly speaker. He was charged with fraud the day before. The members of the county assembly elected Elisha Orare as a new speaker which ended in a turmoil. Assembly orderlies tried to protect the county mace, but were also attacked.