Chili powder and Chairs: Fighting two days in a row in Sri Lanka

After fist fights on Thursday the 15th of November,  parliamentarians in Sri Lanka started throwing chairs, books, bottles and chili powder:

There was a no-confidence motion against the new prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa originating from the old prime minister’s party.

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Toilet fist fight between members of far right Party in Saxony-Anhalt

During a closed-session meeting of the German far right Party AfD two party members started fighting in the toilet room. Both are members of the parliament of Saxony-Anhalt. According to a complaint filed by one of the involved persons the fight began with insults and threats. After that one was supposedly punched in the kidney region.

Members of the Kosovo Parliament fighting in TV Studio

Two members of the Kosovo Parliament have been fighting in Pristina in front of TV cameras after heated debate. At first Frasner Krasnici, the oppositionist, poured his water glass on his discussion partner Milaim Zeka from the government camp. Zeka then threw his water bottle. Krasnici then went off and attacked his adversary with his fists. The two had to be separated by employees of the TV station.

Long version, fight starting at 5:50:

Taiwan: Legislators brawl in Parliament

Taiwan’s parliament descends into chaos for a second consecutive day as they brawl over a controversial infrastructure project.

Macedonia: Angry Protesters storm Parliament

Out of competition and not a fight between memebers of parliament: Violence broke out in Macedonia’s Parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian MP was elected speaker. The move sparked outrage from nationalists. Hundreds of angry pro-government protesters surrounded and stormed the Parliament building demanding new elections. Macedonia is a former republic of Yugoslavia.

South Africa’s parliament turned into a chaotic fistfight

South Africa’s parliament turned into a chaotic fistfight on Feb. 9 as opposition lawmakers refused to let president Jacob Zuma deliver his annual state of the nation address. Broadcast live on television, it was almost a play-by-play replay of 2016’s dramatics.

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