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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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.

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.

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.

Member of parliament pushed to the floor by employee of far right Party

During the summer party of the parliament in Saxony-Anhalt an employee of the far-right AfD molests members of parliament from the Left Party. After multiple requests to leave them alone the Lefts leave their table and head towards another one, the AfD employee follows them. Another AfD employee joins the scene, grabs one person from the Lefts by the shoulders and pushes him to the floor.

Member of far-right German party attacks employee of the Greens in parliament building

Im May 2018 a member of the far-right Party AfD attacks an employee of the Greens in the German Bundestag when he walks past an office and pushed him towards the staircase. The attacker works for the parliamentary AfD group and is also member of an extreme right fraternity.