Almost 20 female deputies fought in the Bolivian parliament on Tuesday, hitting each other with their palms, fists and feet.
On the agenda of the legislative meeting in La Paz was the situation of the opponent Luis Fernando Camacho, arrested since December on charges of terrorism, for an alleged coup in 2019 against the then left-wing president, Evo Morales.
The deputies heard the Minister of the Interior Eduardo del Castillo, who called the Creemos (We believe – n. ed.) parliamentarians – Camacho’s right-wing party – “groups of radicals, thieves and violent, come to steal the wallet of the Bolivian people “.
A group of female opposition deputies reacted by holding up placards with messages such as “there is no democracy when there are political prisoners” and a photo of del Castillo with the text “minister of terror”.
Several deputies from the left majority jumped at their colleagues, trying to tear off their headbands. A stampede followed for a few minutes, and on the images broadcast on social networks you can see how the parliamentarians slapped each other, pulled each other’s hair, kicked each other and screamed.
The meeting was suspended until order was restored, and the president of the parliament, David Choquehuanca, declared that he would summon both political camps for reprimands.
Editor : G.M.
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