Friday, September 30, 2022

Taiwan Politicians Throw Pig Guts At Each Other

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Taiwan’s opposition legislators have thrown pig guts and exchanged blows in parliament amid a heated row over the easing of US pork imports.

They say a recent government decision to allow the import of US pork containing ractopamine – an additive banned for pig use in Taiwan and the European Union – is a health threat.

The ruling party denies the charge and called for a return to rational debate.

It is not uncommon for brawls to erupt in Taiwan’s parliament.

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Lawmakers from Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party hurled buckets of pig intestines towards Premier Su Tseng-chang on Friday to stop him from taking questions in parliament.

Some also exchanged blows in a “short but vicious” encounter between KMT legislators and Chen Po-wei from the small Taiwan Statebuilding Party, reported Reuters news agency.

It said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) condemned the “disgusting” protest, calling it a waste of food that “stank up” parliament as they urged a return to rational debate.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55097091

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