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Georgian Deputies Brawl In Parliament

(RFE/RL) 31 January 2006 -- Georgia's parliament was the scene of a big brawl between lawmakers today.

The fight broke out when a member of the opposition Labor party had an argument with a lawmaker from the ruling United National Movement party.

The heated exchange developed into a wider brawl involving around 20 deputies in which chairs were reportedly used as weapons.

Reports say there were no serious injuries.

It's the second time in recent months that Georgian lawmakers have come to blows in parliament. On 2 December, deputies had a fight over a draft budget.