Video: Italian Parliament Erupts Into Violence Over Government Bill

On June 12, a heated debate in the Italian parliament over a local government bill soon turned chaotic.

Video: Italian Parliament Erupts Into Violence Over Government Bill

However, the bill in question has not yet passed

A contentious debate in the Italian parliament surrounding a local government bill erupted into chaos when a lawmaker's attempt to present the national flag to a colleague during the discussion sparked a physical altercation. The incident sent shockwaves through the chamber, with security personnel rushing to intervene and separate the involved parties.

Video of the incident has surfaced across social media platforms. According to Politico, on June 12, a heated debate in the Italian parliament over a local government bill soon turned chaotic. The altercation disrupted the session. 

The media outlet revealed that Leonardo Donno, a 5 Star Movement MP vehemently opposed to the reform, approached Minister Roberto Calderoli and aggressively shoved an Italian flag towards him. This act triggered immediate intervention as two clerks tackled Donno to prevent further confrontation. Dozens of lawmakers from the League and Brothers of Italy parties, aligned with Prime Minister Meloni's coalition, surged into the commotion. The incident escalated further when Donno fell, necessitating his removal from the chamber by parliamentary medical staff in a wheelchair.

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However, the bill in question has not yet passed, with debate scheduled to continue in the chamber on Thursday. 

The video of the chaos soon went viral on the internet. 

A user commented, "This is a strong signal to distribute power away from the central state."

Another user wrote, "Some fascists attacking another parliamentarian showing them the Italian flag."

The third user wrote, "He came out with an Italian flag and was attacked for it!"

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