Dec 13, 2012 Comments Off on Watch: New Ukraine Parliament Starts First Session With Violent Brawl Pat Dollard
(CNN) — Members of Ukraine’s newly elected parliament came to blows Wednesday amid accusations of changing political views, and the mayhem prevented the election of a new prime minister and speaker.
The disruption started when members of the opposition tried to prevent two of its members from being sworn in because of suspicions that they had changed their political views.
One member’s ear was torn, and others were thrown out of the session and the doors were blocked. The action was broadcast live on the parliamentary channel in Ukraine.