Posted on Wed Feb 2, 2011 07:48 AM PDT
Anderson Cooper was attacked in Egypt yesterday, after arriving on Sunday to cover the protests againt President Hosni Mubarak. CNN producer Steve Brusk who tweeted, "Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration."
Cooper was then able to escape to the roof of a nearby building, where he explained that he and his crew were trying to get to a neutral zone between protestors and pro-Mubarak supporters. Cooper said, "[We] were set upon by pro-Mubarak supporters punching us in the head. The crowd kept growing, kept throwing punches, kicks ... suddenly a young man would look at you and punch you in the face."
Cooper added that "no one was seriously hurt," and Brusk tweeted, "Live images now of crowds on opposite side of trucks throwing rocks. A CNN reporter called earlier scene snowball fight with rocks."
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