Sierra Leone Lawmakers Brawl Over Electoral System
A row over a new electoral system in Sierra Leone has prompted a brawl in parliament by lawmakers. Video footage shows punches being exchanged amid raucous shouting.
A huge object, apparently the parliamentary mace, is hurled from one side of the chamber to the other – and then back.
A journalist said security then threw out some MPS.
Members from the governing and opposition parties were pitted against each other over a plan to bring in proportional representation for next year’s local and general elections.
The proposals from the electoral commission require parliamentary approval.