A ‘cannabis activist’ appears to have tried to hang himself in the public gallery of the Dutch parliament chamber, according to ushers quoted by media in the Netherlands

De Telegraaf newspaper quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the man had been pacing about in an agitated state before making the attempt.

His condition was not immediately clear but local media said he appeared to have been injured after falling several metres. 

A public video feed of the speakers’ podium showed the shocked reaction of lawmakers after a loud thump was heard. The session was postponed.

(march archive)

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