17 photos show how intense protests in Venezuela are right now

Approximately 100 government supporters carrying pipes and other weapons stormed the Venezuelan National Assembly in Caracas on Wednesday, attacking legislators and journalists, Reuters reported.

The government supporters hurt at least 15 people, The Washington Post reported, citing government opposition leaders.

Reuters said that they injured three opposition legislators — one of them critically — and even robbed some of the journalists.

Venezuela has been in a state of crisis for some time now. The price of oil, which is the country's main export, has fallen dramatically, while the price of food has skyrocketed.

For the past three months, there have been intense anti-government protests in which at least 91 people have been killed. Most recently, a rogue police officer supporting the opposition attacked the Supreme Court by dropping grenades from a helicopter.

The protesters, who back President Nicolas Maduro, gathered outside the National Assembly building early in the morning, Reuters said. A few hours later, many of them ran past the guards and into the legislative halls, where the melee ensued.

See what happened below:

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Government supporters try to enter Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Opposition lawmaker Luis Stefanelli (L) gestures next to fellow opposition lawmaker Leonardo Regnault after a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Opposition lawmaker Luis Stefanelli (L) holds the arm of an injured government supporter after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Opposition lawmaker Luis Stefanelli (C) helps an injured government supporter after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
People attack a government supporter after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
People attack a government supporter (not pictured) after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
An injured government supporter tries to leave the building after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
People react as a firecracker explodes outside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
People use fire extinguishers during clashes with government supporters outside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
A goverment supporter holds a National flag while clashing with people outside Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
Government supporters clash with members of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
Government supporters break a car outside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
An injured government supporter is taken away by security forces after he and a group of fellow government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A worker of the National Assembly is being treated after he was injured when government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia lies on the grass after he was injured when a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
Opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia is taken on a stretcher after he was injured when a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military parade to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Venezuela's independence in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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