MPs throw chairs across room in Sierra Leone parliament brawl

Mps throw chairs across room in sierra leone parliament brawl

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A brawl broke out in Sierra Leone’s parliament over a plan to change the electoral system.

In video footage posted online, representatives from the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party and the opposition All People’s Congress party are seen fighting and throwing chairs and objects across the room.

The debate is over allowing proportional representation in next year’s election – which the opposition say would be unconstitutional

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Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.

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