Police forcefully broke up an hours-long blockade of exits from the Polish Parliament by Protesters who said ruling party lawmakers violated the constitution by illegally passing the budget for next year.

The passage sparked the biggest political standoff in years in European Union member Poland and the sharpest escalation of the conflict between the opposition and the ruling law and justice party since it came to power in October last year.

The head of the PIS Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, left parliament in the early hours of Saturday after Police used force to remove protesters blocking the exit from Parliament.