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.
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.
Ukraine’s parliament was marred with a brawl on June 15 after MP Volodymyr Parasyuk tried to snatch a microphone from Dmitry Kolesnikov.
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