Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak accused opposition parties Saturday of trying to seize power illegally, while lawmakers occupied parliament’s plenary hall for a second day in the country’s biggest political standoff in years.

In the early hours of Saturday, police had forcefully broken up a blockade of the exits from the legislature’s building in central Warsaw, set up by protesters who said ruling party lawmakers had violated the constitution by illegally passing the 2017 budget law Friday.

A spokesman for the Civil Platform (PO) party, the largest opposition group in parliament, said 20 to 30 members of the party had been taking turns sitting in the plenary hall.

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