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Armenian lawmakers brawl in parliament

Domestic political tensions have run high in Armenia since a war last year.

A still image from a video footage shows security officers in an attempt to quell a brawl, which broke out between Armenian lawmakers during a session of parliament in Yerevan, Armenia on August 25, 2021. (ArmLur TV/Handout via Reuters)

A brawl broke out in Armenia’s parliament on Wednesday as lawmakers hurled objects across the floor of the house and grappled with one another. The scenes of chaos erupted after a ruling party lawmaker described some of the country’s past defence ministers as “traitors”, the TASS news agency reported.

Domestic political tensions have run high in Armenia since a war last year in which Azeri forces drove ethnic Armenian forces out of swathes of territory they had controlled since the 1990s in and around the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Security officers could be seen pouring onto the floor of the house to quell the disturbance in television footage. The parliament called a recess.

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The current parliament convened for the first time earlier this month after this summer’s elections that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s party won.

First published on: 26-08-2021 at 08:39:30 am
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