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Chaos forces charter debate halt

Police called in to break up scuffle in parliament

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  • Writer: Mongkol Bangprapa, Manop Thip-Osod and Penchan Charoensuthipan
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Pandemonium and protests among bickering lawmakers marred parliament's debate on constitutional amendments in the first day of a joint sitting, which was broadcast live Tuesday. 

An angry Democrat MP grabs the throat of a parliamentary police officer called in to restore order on the opposition benches of the Democrat Party. Chaotic scenes erupted during a joint sitting of MPs and senators debating charter amendments Tuesday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

Parliament's police officers had to be called in to restore order and remove protesting MPs from the chamber.

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