A 65year old man,identified as an activist who had campaigned for the legalisation of marijuana, jumped from an elevated gallery of the German Parliament in an attempt to kill himself,prompting the halt of an ongoing debate.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that not long before he tied something to a rail and leapt from the height of several meters,he appeared extremely agitated. A video recorded in parliament shows the shocked reaction of lawmakers.

Police said he received medical treatment for his injuries, although it is not yet clear how serious they are.

Reports suggest that he had camped outside parliament for several weeks in a demonstration for the legalisation of hashish and marijuana

Images shared on social media show the man receiving first aid on a desk within the building and later being moved out on stretcher.

Source : BBC