Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Venezuela MPs Brawl in Parliament: Politicians Trade Punches over Opposition Speaking Ban

Political tension in Venezuela erupted in a massive parliament brawl that left several MPs bruised and bleeding, weeks after the country's disputed elections.

Opposition and pro-government MPs blame one another for the fight that began shortly after a banner, protesting a post-election ban stripping opposition lawmakers of most of their legislative powers, was unfolded in the National Assembly in Caracas.

Videos of the scuffle updated on YouTube show MPs trading punches and pushing each other on the floor.