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Taiwan Politicians Brawl In Parliament (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/21/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:15 PM ET

A brawl involving over 70 lawmakers broke out in Taiwan's notoriously hostile parliament on Monday as opposing parties clashed over proposed amendments to a Local Government Act.

Reuters reports:

Members of the anti-China opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wrestled and yanked the clothes of ruling Nationalist (KMT) MPs after commandeering the speaker's podium to block a law allowing local officials to be appointed instead of elected.

Three politicians were injured - one even reported being bitten by colleague.



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Filed by Adam Taylor  |