Tuesday, November 22, 2011

South Korean opposition MP sets off TEAR GAS in parliament during a row over a trade deal with the United States - 22nd Nov 2011

Like the Taiwanese and even the Italians, South Korean politicians are famous for resolving disputes with the occasional parliamentary punch-up.

But opposition MP Kim Sun-Dong took things to a whole new level today when he set off a tear-gas grenade during a row over a trade deal with the United States.

In extraordinary scenes, smoke filled the chamber and MPs were forced to dive for cover.

The bizarre incident happened after the ruling party announced a surprise vote over the controversial deal infuriating their rivals. Read More