Chairs And Fists Fly In Ukraine’s Parliament
The parliament in Ukraine needs to install a fighting cage. There was the ’05 WTO brawl, the awesome egg fight, and on Thursday a full on melee erupted inside between opposition and ruling party MPs. It’s the 2010 Parliamentary Deathmatch!
Sixe people were injured, and, as of yesterday, four remained in the hospital. From the AP:
Scuffles between lawmakers are frequent in Ukraine, but Thursday’s fight was the most violent to date. Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, who hid from flying eggs and smoke bombs behind an umbrella during a fight in April, said Friday it was time to put an end to the mess.
Lytvyn produced iron bars, chains and locks, which he said were brought into the hall Thursday and said some lawmakers even threatened to use the guns that they often bring with them.
Here’s a short clip: