Brawl Erupts in the Ukrainian Parliament
Communist lawmakers scuffle with right-wing Svoboda ( Freedom) Party lawmakers during a parliament session of Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, in Kiev, Ukraine, April 8, 2014.
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A fight broke out in Georgia's parliament over the political unrest in Ukraine. Video obtained by the Associated Press shows a heated discussion between MPs quickly turns into a brawl after one politician hurled a stack of paper at an opponent across the aisle.
During a heated exchange on the floor of the Toronto City Council to strip disgraced Mayor Rob Ford of his remaining powers, Ford knocked over City Councilor Pam McConnell. Ford helped McConnell back to her feet, but according to one councilor's account, the woman split her lip in the altercation.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislators (in green vests) scuffle with ruling Nationalist Party legislators (in black vests) at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, June 25, 2013. The legislators scuffled, splashed water and bit one another in a brawl over a controversial capital gains tax on share trading.
Opposition lawmaker Julio Borges arrives with a bruised face to his political party's headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2013. Members of Venezuela's National Assembly say post-election tensions set off a brawl between lawmakers that left Borges badly bruised and bleeding. The opposition has refused to accept President Nicolas Maduro's narrow April 14 victory.
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Ukrainian opposition and majority lawmakers fight around the rostrum during the session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, March 19, 2013. The brawl started after the leader of the ruling Regions Party faction, Oleksandr Yefremov, delivered a speech in Russian. Nationalist Svoboda faction members then hissed at Yefremov and chanted "Ukrainian," demanding that he speak Ukrainian.
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A South Korean opposition Democratic Party member with a hammer beats a door to enter into a parliamentary committee room where the ruling Grand National Party planned to introduce a bill later to ratify the trade pact with Washington, at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 18, 2008.
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Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party legislator Chao Li-yun is gagged during a parliament session inside the legislature, April, 21, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Deputies of Ukraine's parliament fight prior annual President Victor Yushchenko' speech to the parliament, Feb. 9, 2006 in Kiev.
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Mexican legislators fight near the podium of the Congress hall, interrupting a session in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 28, 2006.
Alabama Sen.Charles Bishop, R-Jasper, right, punches Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe, left, on the floor of the Senate, June 7, 2007, at the Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala.
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Legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party try to push an opposition lawmaker off a podium at parliament in Taipei, July 8, 2010.
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Italian center-right FLI (Futuro e Liberta) deputy Claudio Barbaro and Lega Nord Deputy Fabio Rainieri struggle after Lega Nord deputy Marco Reguzzoni asked the chamber president Gianfranco Fini to resign, Oct. 26, 2011, at Montecitorio Palace in Rome, Italy.
Sri Lankan opposition and government legislators exchange blows during a parliament session ,when president Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered the government's 2012 budget proposals in Colombo, Nov. 21, 2011.
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Rep. Kim Seon-dong, bottom, of the opposition Democratic Labor Party, explodes tear gas in front of the speaker's chair to block National Assembly Vice Speaker Chung Eui-hwa, center, from pushing for the procedure to handle a pending bill on ratification of a South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2011.
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Ukrainian parliamentarians from different factions scuffle during the Verkhovna Radaâ??s sitting where an agreement on the extension of the Russian Black Sea Fleet's lease of Sevastopol's naval base was ratified, April 27, 2010.
Opposition party members struggle with security officials after staging a sit-down demonstration in front of a main entrance of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 3, 2009. The guards moved in to forcibly remove opposition legislators who had been camped out in parliament for nine days in a standoff with President Lee Myung-bak's ruling party.
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