Parliament Fight Club: When Lawmakers Attack

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A brutal fight erupted among Somalia’s parliament in January 2012 as the legislators clashed over the election of a new speaker. While it was not the first fight to occur in the parliament, it was the most violent to date. Prime ministers stabbed each other with pens and struck one another with chairs, resulting in at least three hospitalizations. This clash reflects the unstable state of Somalia’s fragmented government.

(Photo: AP Photo)

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