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Taiwan: Lawmakers brawl in parliament


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Taiwan: Lawmakers brawl in parliament

Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other during a parliament session in the capital Taipei.

The brawl came ahead of an expected vote, authorising a referendum on whether to go ahead with a fourth nuclear power plant.

It pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party.

Anti-nuclear sentiment in Taiwan is high.

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