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What It Looks Like When the World’s Politicians Come to Blows

Take a look at brawls between lawmakers from around the world.

The chaotic brawls in Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday followed three weeks of disagreement between two newly-elected pro-independence lawmakers and their opponents in the Legislative Council. Scuffles broke out as guards attempted to remove one of the legislators, Sixtus “Baggio” Leung, who was defended by fellow pro-democracy colleagues.

Hong Kong is not the only place where disagreements between lawmakers have erupted into scuffles. As TIME’s collection of footage above shows, similar fights have broken out in lawmaking bodies around the world.

 

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