Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy report to lawmakers about the pork policy when opposition party lawmakers from the Nationalist party blocked his attempt to speak by dumping bags of pig organs.

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Legislators from the governing party attempted to stop them, resulting in chaos and an exchange of punches.

One lawmaker wrestled another to the floor in the scuffle.

The government lifted a longstanding ban on imports of U.S. pork and beef in August.