Woahhh this is some serious fighting! And AMONG women! Geez!
A brawl broke out in Taiwan’s parliament yesterday. Members of Taiwan’s main political parties wrestled for the podium as they fought over a tax bill; men and women shoved, yelled, and pulled each other’s hair. At least one lawmaker was bitten and another badly scratched. In a nearby room, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who has recently made headlines for his controversial departure from New York University, was praising Taiwan’s democracy.
Later, after hearing about the fight, Chen said such fighting was just a natural part of a young democracy’s growth. “It’s still better to have shoving in the legislature than to have tanks rolling in the streets,” he told (paywall) the Wall Street Journal, referring to Beijing’s violent military crackdown on protesters in 1989.
Really? I’m scared for what the future might hold!