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Rat attack! Andalusia’s parliament proceedings disrupted by rodent; video goes viral

As the rat went scurrying under the chairs and tables on the parliament’s floor, it left lawmakers jumping out of their seats and shrieking in panic.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 23, 2021 12:10:56 pm
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Commotion in parliament is not uncommon, but a video of the chaos seen among Andalusia’s representatives has gone viral on social media. The reason? A rat!

Andalusia’s regional parliament in southern Spain recently went into a frenzy after being interrupted by a rodent. Video footage showed lawmakers shrieking and jumping out of their seats at its sudden appearance.

Regional Speaker Marta Bosquet was speaking at the podium when she noticed the rodent and gasped. As she covered her mouth in shock, others were left spooked, looking around to see where the rat went.

Watch the video here:

The panic caused one parliamentarian to plead with members to remain calm, but to no avail.

According to Express UK, the animal caught legislators off-guard just as they were about to cast their votes on an important matter for the Andalusia region. Elected members were about to vote on whether to anoint Susana Diaz, the former regional president, as a senator for the region.

Witnesses told the local media that the rat scurrying under the chairs and tables “was of considerable size”.

However, after the brief interruption, the rodent left the chamber, and the session continued. Diaz was officially appointed senator for the region.

As the video went viral, it left netizens laughing out online.

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