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Watch: Italian Lawmakers Erupt Into Epic Brawl

Journalists visit the new walkways of the so called 'Sacred Area' where four temples, dating back as far as the 3rd century B.C., stand smack in the middle of one of modern Rome's busiest crossroads, Monday, June 19, 2023, With the help of funding from Bulgari, the luxury jeweler, the grouping of temples can now be visited by the public that for decades had to gaze down from the bustling sidewalks rimming Largo Argentina (Argentina Square) to admire the temples below where Julius Caesar masterminded his political strategies and was later fatally stabbed in 44 B.C. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

A video has captured a wild brawl erupting in Italy’s parliament that reportedly forced a lawmaker to leave the chamber in a wheelchair.

The incident happened Wednesday during a vote on a controversial government bill to give Italy’s regions greater autonomy, according to Politico. It reported that it began when Leonardo Donno of the Five Star Movement party – who is in opposition to the reform – thrust an Italian flag into the face of Roberto Calderoli, the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies.

Footage then shows two parliamentary clerks in the Chamber of Deputies trying to break up the pair before other lawmakers joined the fray, with one throwing punches at Donno.

“Among the various kicks, I also received a very strong punch to the sternum and I collapsed because I couldn’t breathe,” Donno was quoted by Politico as saying to local media.

He was eventually taken away from the scene in a wheelchair, Reuters reports.

Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani later told Sky TG24 following the brawl that “I have no words.”

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