Fistfighting in Ukraine

During a debate about the privatization of agricultural land two parliament members in Ukraine got into a fist fight. Andriy Bohdanets from the ruling party had to go to hospital after the clash with Eduard Leonov from the Svoboda party. Police announced investigations.

Throwing stuff because of dissent about wool industry

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.

 

Manhandling in Iran

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?”

Chaos in Kenyan County Assembly

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.

Throwing furniture and dousing stuff with oil in Haiti

Haiti has no prime minister since March. Opposition MPs tried to block a scheduled vote on the nominee Fritz William Michel and his cabinet on 3rd September. They “threw chairs, desks, papers – anything they could find – on the lower chamber’s floor and doused some items with oil”. At the end the Chamber of Deputies approved Michel’s nomination in a late-night vote.