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:

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.

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.

Chaos during parliament’s training session in South Africa

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.

Brawls, Megaphones and Vandalism in Haiti

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.