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.

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Brawl with knife in new Afghan parliament

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.

Hong Kong Parliament fights over Extradition Bill

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.

Sit-in, crowbar and brawl in South Korea

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.

Police throws out MPs in Zimbabwe

Opposition members of the parliament of Zimbabwe refused to stand up when the president entered the room. The speaker of parliament called the police to throw them out, a fight emerged. Eventually an ambulance was called, because one MP was seriously injured.

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.

Brawl in South African parliament

After accusations of racism, a fight emerged in the parliament of South Africa between opposition parties. A politician from the left party EFF threw a bottle at an MP of the center-left Agang party. Finally, security staff intervened.