Protesters from the Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) arrived at the grounds of the National Assembly today to show their opposition to the proposed electoral reforms.
The demonstrators, led by M. Elena Rodriguez, noted that they have come to the premises of the National Assembly in support of the members of the party, and will try to enter the facilities "peacefully and without violence." The Assembly leadership has closed the debate on the reforms to the public.
Fellow PRD member Anel Omar Rodríguez said they will remain in the area "to fight for a just cause."
PRD Legislator Leandro Avila requested the demonstrators be allowed to enter, but the request was denied by National Assembly President Sergio Gálvez.
The PRD plans to file a lawsuit against the closing of the public gallery.