Jordanian parliament breaks out in fights seen on TV: report

Violence erupted among lawmakers in Jordan this week during a debate over a proposed amendment to the Middle East nation’s constitution, according to a report.

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Some lawmakers sought to have the Arabic female noun for a Jordanian citizen added to the part of the constitution that deals with equal rights, but critics described the proposed change as “useless,” the BBC reported.

Video posted on social media shows lawmakers pointing fingers, shouting and trying to hold back some agitated members. Some legislators are seen beating and beating each other.

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Parliament’s session was livestreamed on television, the BBC reported.

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