Sacked opposition lawmakers in Ecuador have clashed with riot police while trying to regain their seats.
Tear gas was fired at a group of 20 former MPs as they forced their way into Congress. Two of their supporters were later shot and wounded.
The demonstrators were part of a group of 57 legislators dismissed for trying to block a referendum proposed by left-wing President Rafael Correa.
He has vowed to curb the powers of what he calls a "corrupt" Congress.
The congressmen and women fought their way through police cordons into the congress building in the capital, Quito, to take up their seats.
After failing to gather a quorum, they left the building and faced an angry pro-government crowd outside.
Later unidentified gunmen fired shots at anti-government protesters, wounding two.