[12 dec, 2012] KIEV, Ukraine -- Opposition lawmakers on Friday blocked the Ukrainian Parliament a day after a brawl in the chamber sent one legislator to the hospital.
The melee was sparked by a proposed bill to make Russian an official language in eastern regions of the country with large native Russian-speaking populations. Lawmakers grappled and threw punches. One was hospitalized with a head injury.
On Friday, deputies opposed to the bill blocked the Parliament speaker's podium, preventing the session from starting, while some 200 demonstrators held a noisy protest against the bill outside the building.
Check this out:The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Gara calls this scene “maybe the most vigorous punch to the groin ever caught on camera.” Gara tweets, “Look at that picture closely: perfect technique, full extension, putting his back into it, connects at the apex of the punch for max force. He’s punching that guy in the groin so hard that he took his tie off beforehand. For aerodynamics.”
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