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Parliamentary fighting is a global tradition

Canada didn't do it first. Check out our gallery of melees in Taiwan, Turkey, Somalia and elsewhere around the Globe

This week, Canadians got a taste of what it’s like to see their elected officials abandon their words and disagree physically. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s confrontation with the opposition in the House of Commons ranked far below parliamentary outbursts from around the world. Our photo gallery gives a glimpse of momentary chaos in Taiwan, Turkey, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Kosovo, Ukraine and Hong Kong. As far as our House of Commons measures up, well, at least they spared each other from eggs and tear gas.

Need a refresher on Trudeau’s confrontation in the House? We’ll catch you up: