Updated: July 23, 2021 12:10:56 pm
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.
— Yoda@Aslan (@YodaAslan1) July 22, 2021
I am this ridiculous 😄 will go bolting out there fearing for my life
— Ayesha (@ayeshasaf) July 22, 2021
One rat and they forget all sophistication 😂
— Mayank (@mayankdevlal) July 22, 2021
The video of the year!
— Alfonso Bonilla (@aboncar) July 22, 2021
It just wanted to be an important member of the meeting. Great job little rat. Amazing
— Johan Vargas (@JohanVa41678017) July 22, 2021
The rat will be heard or no one will be able to speak!!!!! https://t.co/cWYhbRyDru
— Vinny² Tpr (@JustAMadRat) July 22, 2021
Send the TASK FORCE in. https://t.co/NY4h5OSVAP
— Abinesh (@curdriceboi) July 22, 2021
what the heck? the rat could’ve raised a point of order, madam chair! https://t.co/9bsXxieA8P
— hirαeth 🌓 (@jujuandposs_) July 22, 2021
Oh to be in a place where a rat gets this kind of reaction. New Yorkers would be like: “😐 *blink blink… as I was saying….” https://t.co/B5WxSuEirC
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) July 22, 2021
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