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 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.
After 2016’s bungled coup and as part of his subsequent crackdown on political enemies and the media, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants new powers to hire and fire government ministers. The debate in Turkey’s parliament got out of hand, with members of the ruling AK Party and opposition Republican People’s Party getting into fisticuffs.
Two lawmakers who want Hong Kong to split from China wrestles with security in parliament, with one of them dragged from the chamber, as fears grow Beijing will step in over the saga.
Senate public accounts committee was violently disrupted after Nairobi senator Mike Sonko engaged in a physical fight with Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.
It all began as a verbal exchange started by Sonko who accused the governor of ‘murder’ but soon degenerated into a physical fight forcing the committee to abruptly adjourn. The media present there were all thrown out as orderlies escorted Sonko out of parliament buildings.