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.
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.
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.
Fistfights and chair-throwing broke out in Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday ahead of a debate on whether to grant long-serving President Yoweri Museveni another term in office, local television showed.
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Taiwan’s parliament descends into chaos for a second consecutive day as they brawl over a controversial infrastructure project.