Monks beaten, ceremonial mace stolen

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Monks beaten, ceremonial mace stolen
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"Two Buddhist monks who are members of Sri Lanka's parliament have been hospitalised after being beaten up inside the country's national assembly. The unprecedented violence follows arguments over President Chandrika Kumaratunga's government's struggle to muster a simple majority in parliament... The protests degenerated into physical violence and the new monk MP received a beating in scenes of unprecedented violence on the floor of the red-carpeted assembly. He and his fellow clergyman Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala were admitted to hospital with concussion after the swearing-in ceremony was over. Ruling party MPs ran away with the mace, the symbol of the speaker's authority, holding up further sessions of parliament which have been postponed until 20 July." [What the fuck is this, rugby?]

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