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You think the Dáil is bad? They were brawling in this parliamentary chamber yesterday

Things got heated in the Georgian parliament yesterday.

THE DÁIL MAY have hardly enchanced its reputation this year between sit-ins, suspensions and various TDs being kicked out - but at least it never got physical.

Despite it being the season of “goodwill to all men” it appeared the men – and all of them appear to be male – sitting in the Georgian parliament didn’t get the message as a fight broke out between lawmakers yesterday.

The fight broke out after politicians on both the ruling and opposition sides rowed over the composition of Georgia’s delegations to Council of Europe.

Source: The Telegraph/YouTube

The Telegraph reports that the catalyst was when opposition MP Akaki Bobokhidze swore in his address to government members. There were insults and swear words traded before it got physical as microphones were torn from desks and used as weapons.

Local media reports say that at least three MPs were injured in the incident with the speaker of the house adjourning the sitting to allow security and medics into the chamber.

The parliamentary session later resumed and voted in favour of new regulations on the quota for Council of Europe delegations.

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