posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 02:36 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — They've fought with fists. They've thrown paper at each other. And on Tuesday, Taiwan's rowdy lawmakers had an old-fashioned
Legislators began chucking white cardboard takeout lunch boxes full of rice, meat, hard-boiled eggs and vegetables at each other during a heated
debate over whether Taiwan should spend billions on weapons sold by the United States
It was difficult to figure out who started the battle. Local TV showed the legislators yelling at each other as they sat at long tables in a committee
room during a lunch meeting.
Opposition lawmaker Chu Fong-chi stood up and began shouting at ruling party lawmakers when she appeared to duck to avoid being hit by an object. She
picked up a lunch box and flung it across the room at legislator Chen Chong-yi of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The food fight, which lasted just minutes, left tabletops, chairs and the floor littered with rice and chunks of hard-boiled eggs.