In Lesotho members of the parliament started throwing everything they could get their hands on, including furniture pieces and documents. The brawl was triggered by disputes about regulations for the wool and mohair industry. Opposition MPs demanded the minister for Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing Chalane Phori to appear in parliament and got furious when they learned the minister would not attend. After the fight, people were singing and dancing in the middle of the vandalized assembly hall.
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.
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.
Politicians in Macapa City Council, Brazil, disagreed over the voting process to elect a new mayor. Two lawmakers started to fight, others joined immediately. One even threw himself onto the fighting crowd in some sort of stage diving move.
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.
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.
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.