When Politicians Fight
Turkey's ruling AK Party (AKP) lawmaker Muhittin Aksak (R) and main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Mahmut Tanal (L) scuffle during a debate at the parliament in Ankara late February 8, 2012. Reuters

We often come across cases of legislative violence that broadly refers to any violent clashes between members of a legislature physically inside the legislature. It is generally triggered by divisive issues and tight votes. Such clashes have occurred in many countries across time, and notable incidents still occur regularly.

In 2007 a major fight broke out in the lower chamber of the national legislature of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies. The fight erupted during a debate over whether or not to try four judges on corruption charges. Another incident took place in Canada in 2012, when NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen attempted to delay the passing of a Conservative budget bill, leading to a threatening confrontation between Conservative Government House Leader Peter van Loan and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of images of ugly fights that took place between politicians at different point of time and history in different parts of the country.

When Politicians Fight
Lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and ruling AK Party (R) scuffle during a debate on a legislation to boost police powers, at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara late February 19, 2015. Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev April 8, 2014 Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Members (R) of the opposition parties scuffle with parliament security guards at the National Assembly in Seoul January 3, 2009. Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Lawmakers of opposition parties help their fellow lawmaker (top) who tries to escape as they scuffle with lawmakers of the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) at the National Assembly plenary session hall in Seoul December 8, 2010 Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Parliament security guards fall during a scuffle with members of the main opposition Democratic Party at the National Assembly in Seoul January 3, 2009. Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Vice speaker of the Ukrainian Vekhovnaya Rada, Adam Martynyuk (R), scuffles with deputy Oleg Lyashko during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev May 18, 2011 Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Muhyettin Aksak, a lawmaker from the ruling AK Party (AKP), punches Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) Sinan Ogan (C) during a debate at the parliament in Ankara August 4, 2014 Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws an object at Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang (not pictured) to demand a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong February 25, 2015. Reuters
When Politicians Fight
Rada deputy Oleg Barna removes Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, in this file picture taken December 11, 2015. Reuters