Fists flew in a heated session of the Ukraine parliament this week after a move to increase military reserves and enlist male citizens under 50 to combat Russian forces on its border. It was a tumultuous stretch of days—the prime minister stepped down, two parties quit the coalition government, and international outrage continued to mount over the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But it’s far from the first time that elected officials got physical. Here, a look at a few other noteworthy eruptions that have seemed more like pro wrestling than the business of government.
Shown here, Ukrainian parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in parliament in Kiev on July 22, 2014.