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Gangs of parliament: Brawls, egg throwing and fisticuffs in the lawmakers' halls

In honor of the news about Ukrainian parliamentarians getting into fisticuffs today, here is a collection of political brawls in the hallowed halls of lawmakers from around the world.

Gangs of parliament: Brawls, egg throwing and fisticuffs in the lawmakers' halls

If you thought American politics was getting nasty... take heart in the fact that at least our politicians have not yet come to physical blows.

It comes as no surprise that the roiling political tensions between opposing political parties can sometimes turn physical.

However, there's endless irony in a situation where the people who write the law of the land resort to their fists (and in some cases eggs and chairs) to solve their problems.

In Ukraine, it almost seems like an annual event or rite of passage. Taiwan and South Korea are strong contenders for the top spot as well.

In honor of the news about Ukrainian parliamentarians getting into fisticuffs today, here is a collection of political brawls in the hallowed halls of lawmakers from around the world.