Rally held in Taiwan against opposition's plan for parliamentary reforms

More than 100,000 people rallied in Taiwan on Friday against a set of parliamentary reforms proposed by the opposition.

The largest opposition Kuomintang party and the second-largest Taiwan People's Party are leading deliberations on the legislation.

The protesters accuse the bloc of trying to unjustly expand its authority.

The proposed reforms include amendments to the criminal code.

One revision requires the president to make regular reports and face questions from lawmakers.

The ruling party is resisting the legislation, and voting on each article has been slow.

Even if the legislation is passed, the Executive Yuan, or Cabinet, can call for a second round of deliberations or a constitutional review.

Civic groups plan to hold another rally on the sidelines of a plenary session scheduled for Tuesday.