wmakers brawling in Uganda's parliament this week, this, the second day in a row.
's exchanging blows and kicks and some even using microphone stands as crude weapons. With anger erupting over the country's president's attempts to extend his three decades in power. Reuter's correspondent in Kampala, Alia Sabrina says it's highly unusual behavior.
>> There's been episodes in parliament, there's one that's been, like, kick the perhaps finger waging and stuff like that, but I don't think we've had an episode where there's been this open brawling, very brutal fighting in the chamber.>> The fighting began during a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution, allowing long-ruling president, 73-year-old Yoweri Museveni, to run for reelection in four years.
At the moment, presidential candidates in the east African Country have to be aged under 75.>> Basically the fight is about, the opposition, rights activists and just about everyone, a whole broad spectrum of Ugandans. They do not want the age cap removed from the constitution, so the fight is pretty much about the age cap.
>> At least five lawmakers received hospital treatment, after being dragged out of parliament by plain clothe security guards. Guards the opposition claimed were really soldiers from President Museveni's special forces. Reinforcing that view, is footage showing Uganda's special forces commander in Parliament, just before the forcible removal. The motion was passed once the MPs were evicted and there's now a month for the bill to be submitted for its first reading in the House.