A South Korean Politician Threw a Tear Gas Canister During a Parliament Vote

By Kyle Wagner on at

The European Union has been sort of a cluster-doodie this last couple of weeks, but at least they're not lobbing tear gas canisters at each other. South Korean Parliament on the other hand? Not so much.

During a vote concerning a free trade agreement with the United States, a politician opposing the deal set off a tear gas canister before being dragged off like a raving Bieber fan. My favourite bit is how calm the rest of Parliament is after the incident. They're just easing back at their desks with their laptops, handkerchiefs out, waiting to get down to the vote. [BBC]