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Taiwanese Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts At Each Other On Parliament Floor

Think U.S. politics are crazy???

You should check out the Taiwanese parliament, where lawmakers got into fistfights and threw pig guts at each other on Friday...


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It all started when members of the Nationalist Party dumped bags of pig intestines on the parliament floor to protest a policy allowing beef and pork imports from the U.S. When the opposing lawmakers tried to stop them, a scuffle broke out with fistfights and shoving matches.

"It's an embarrassment for Taiwan," Lev Nachman, a PhD student at the University of California at Irvine and a Fulbright scholar who studies Taiwanese politics, said. "But Taiwanese people absolutely care about this issue, and if there's one issue to go all-in on, this is it."

But this is nothing new, as Taiwan's parliament sessions have a rowdy history -- with fights involving thrown chairs, eggs, and water balloons -- all of which have happened before!

The ban on U.S. pork imports is set to be lifted in January. Read the full report on The Washington Post.

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