When Politicians Fight (15 photos)

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Sometimes elected officials use fists to solve their differences.

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislators cover the mouth of Nationalist legislator Chao Li-yun during a parliament session inside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.

Turkey’s ruling AK Party lawmaker Muhittin Aksak (R) and main opposition Republican People’s Party lawmaker Mahmut Tanal scuffle during a debate at the parliament in Ankara.

Parliament security guards fall during a scuffle with members of the main opposition Democratic Party at the National Assembly in Seoul.

Claudio Barbato (L), a member of the opposition FLI party, fights with Fabio Ranieri (R) from the Northern League in Parliament in Rome.

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislators scuffle with ruling Nationalist Party legislators (top) at the Legislative Yuan In Taipei.

Members (R) of the opposition parties scuffle with parliament security guards at the National Assembly in Seoul.

Communist deputies scuffle with members of parliament loyal to President Viktor Yushchenko before the president’s annual “state of the nation” address to the chamber in Kiev, Ukraine.

Sri Lanka’s Members of Parliament of main opposition United National Party and government members of parliament clash as President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents the 2012 budget in Parliament in Colombo.

Taiwan legislators fight due to a disagreement over a bill in parliament in Taipei.

Lawmakers of South Korea’s main opposition parties (R) scuffle with lawmakers (C,L, 2nd – L, 3rd-L) from Uri Party backing President Roh Moo-hyun at parliament in Seoul.

Congressional lawmakers from PAN (below) pull down a lawmaker of PRD (C) who is trying to get to the podium during an attempt to take over the congress just days before the inauguration of Felipe Calderon as Mexican president in Mexico City.

Vice speaker of the Ukrainian Vekhovnaya Rada, Adam Martynyuk (R), scuffles with deputy Oleg Lyashko during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

Deputies scuffle during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

A deputy, Oleg Lyashko (L), douses vice-speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Adam Martynyuk, with tea during an extraordinary session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

Deputies scuffle during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

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