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Demonstrators beat up 2 Cambodian opposition lawmakers dragged from cars

  • Pro-ruling party demonstrators rally during a protest in front of National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down from his post as parliament's vice president. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    Pro-ruling party demonstrators rally during a protest in front of National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down from his post as parliament's vice president. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pro-ruling party demonstrators stage a protest rally in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters demanding the deputy opposition leader step down from his post as the parliament's vice president. A banner reads: "remove Kem Sokha from the position." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    Pro-ruling party demonstrators stage a protest rally in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters demanding the deputy opposition leader step down from his post as the parliament's vice president. A banner reads: "remove Kem Sokha from the position." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pro-ruling party demonstrators stage a protest rally in front of National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down from his post of parliament's vice president. Banners, center, read: "Kem Sokha is persuaded the Khmer isolated," right, "Kem Sokha is making Khmer with no happiness." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    Pro-ruling party demonstrators stage a protest rally in front of National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly allegedly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down from his post of parliament's vice president. Banners, center, read: "Kem Sokha is persuaded the Khmer isolated," right, "Kem Sokha is making Khmer with no happiness." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)  (The Associated Press)

Two members of Cambodia's opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down as parliamentary vice president.

More than 1,000 demonstrators had gathered Monday morning to demand the resignation of Kem Sokha, deputy leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. Kem Sokha has been more aggressive than party leader Sam Rainsy in his criticism of long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has replied in kind. Monday's protesters appeared to be supporters of Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party.

Opposition spokesman Yim Sovann said lawmakers Nhoy Chamreoun and Kong Sakphea were beaten after leaving the morning session of the assembly. One was seen with a bloodied nose and the other was knocked temporarily unconscious.