In South Africa ANC and EFF parliamentarians fought during an introductory training session for new MEPs in the National Assembly. Pushing followed shouting and according to The South African also punches occured.
Supposedly the brawl was caused by insults towards an EFF MEP.
Only five days after parliamentary polls in Afghanistan the situation in parliament escalated and lawmakers brawled over accepting the new Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani. Members of parliament tried to stop him taking his seat. In a video one can see a parliament member running towards the crowd holding a knife in his hand.
The ratification of Haiti’s Prime Minister and ministers got out of control. The opposition did not accept the appointed majority ministers and protested against it by using megaphones, bells and physical intervention. The session was finally postponed.
The third attempt to ratify the government on 30th of May also ended in chaos. The opposition senators ransacked the Parliament and threw furniture out of the building.
Violence spread and protestors in favour of the opposition where burning barricades were errected and a Government vehicle was set on fire.
During discussions in the parliament of Hong Kong lawmakers started a fight over who controlled the microphone. They argued about an extradition bill that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Macau or Taiwan. One of the lawmakers collapsed and had to be taken to hospital.
The ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the conservative, main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) are fighting over fast-track reform bills. At one point, the National Assembly speaker called the police.
LKP was blocking meetings with sit-ins, DP members used hammers and a crowbar to open doors. Some of the involved were injured and taken to hospital.
One parliamentarian of another opposition Party was locked in his room for hours. National Assembly speaker alledgedly suffered a shock from low blood sugar and had to be taken to hospital, too.
Politicians in Macapa City Council, Brazil, disagreed over the voting process to elect a new mayor. Two lawmakers started to fight, others joined immediately. One even threw himself onto the fighting crowd in some sort of stage diving move.
An argument over the placement of names on a foundation stone of a new road project escalated quickly. During a meeting two members of India’s leading Party BJP started to fight, a parliament member hit the other with a shoe. The brawl continued into mutual slapping.