Pro-ruling party demonstrators drive past the house of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's Kem Sokha in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Cambodian civil society groups and an international human rights organization on Tuesday condemned the assault on two opposition lawmakers by protesters who were apparently supporters of the ruling party, and demanded an independent investigation.Nhoy Chamreoun and Kong Sakphea of the Cambodia National Rescue Party were beaten by a mob on Monday after leaving the National Assembly. Both statements noted that police, who are quick to disperse opposition protests, were nowhere to be seen during Monday's violence.In the past two years, gangs of man with sticks, staves and other home-made weapons have often confronted protests by the opposition and other dissidents, while police stand aside.
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