Taipei (July 16, 2017): Taiwanese lawmakers threw chairs and water at each during a chaotic session at the parliament.
Taiwanese lawmakers tried to choke each other and threw water bombs during a chaotic session at the island’s parliament as the government of President Tsai Ing-wen pressed ahead with controversial reforms.
Female legislators from opposing camps had their hands on each other’s throats as a dozen colleagues pushed and shouted trying to separate them in the main chamber during a review of the budget for a major infrastructure project.
The opposition Kuomintang party is against the plan, saying it favours cities and counties faithful to Tsai’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and has been devised to secure support for the party ahead of next year’s regional elections. The project includes light rail lines, flood control measures and green energy facilities.