BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Fight breaks out in Taiwan's parliament

Now Reading:

Fight breaks out in Taiwan's parliament

Text size Aa Aa

Violence took hold in Taiwan’s parliament when legislators threw water and pulled each other’s hair.

Annoyed by a perceived lack of respect for legislative procedures by the ruling KMT party, opposition members had been demanding a clause-by-clause review of every bill under discussion.

Chaos ensued, as legislators stormed the podium occupied by the KMT.

Scuffles are not uncommon in Taiwan’s sharply divided parliament. Lunch boxes and microphones were thrown during previous disputes.