A brawl erupted in the Kosovo parliament Thursday after an opposition lawmaker threw water from a bottle on Prime Minister Albin Kurti throughout a speech.
In video footage from the incident, a member of parliament may be seen strolling as much as Kurti, water bottle in hand, whereas the prime minister is addressing the room from the rostrum.
The MP, identified as Mergim Lushtaku from the opposition Democratic Party of Kosovo by local media, goes on to splash water in Kurti’s face and that of his deputy, Besnik Beslimi, triggering a brawl as ministers and different MPs jumped in to restrain Lushtaku.
According to native information web site Kallxo, the row started after opposition MPs positioned a picture displaying the prime minister with an elongated, Pinocchio-like nostril in entrance of the rostrum earlier than Kurti’s speech. Beslimi had eliminated and torn up the picture whereas Kurti was talking.
Local media reported that Kurti was escorted out of the corridor.
The explanation for the most recent disagreement is the episodes of violence in northern Kosovo after the set up of ethnic Albanian mayors in the wake of April mayoral elections that the native Serb majority sat out. Kosovo opposition events have criticized Kurti’s insurance policies for resulting in the unrest, according to the AP.
Kurti was giving a speech detailing measures to ease tensions with ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo.