Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Breaking News : Anderson Cooper Attacked By Mob In Egypt (Video)

Anderson Cooper was attacked in Egypt Wednesday.CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted, "Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration."Anderson Cooper got up close and personal with the political upheaval in Egypt this week. A bit too up close and personal, it turns out.

While reporting from Cairo - where demonstrators loyal to embattled President Hosni Mubarak were protesting - Cooper and his camera crew were "pushed and shoved and punched in the head" by attackers,

The incident occurred as Mubarak supporters rushed the crowd of his enemies, charging on horseback and on camels and waving sticks and firebombs.The incident came as pro-Mubarak supporters attacked protesters calling for the Egyptian president to step down.

Speaking on "American Morning" after the attack, Cooper said that he and his crew had been trying to go to a neutral zone between the two groups.Anti-Mubarak protesters fought back by throwing stones at their attackers.Cooper told Reuters in a telephone interview from Egypt, he and his crew of CNN were crowds of supporters Mubarak comes to a melee when a man.

She tried to grab their cameras.She tried again a few minutes later but the pro-Mubarak demonstrators again encircled her and they had to leave the area.

The clashes are the first significant violence between the two sides after more than a week of protests against the Mubarak regime.The military called for the protesters to disperse in a shift in approach after previously allowing the crowds to swell unchecked.

A spokesman adopted a conciliatory tone to protesters, telling them to stand down ‘out of love for Egypt’ and to bring ‘normal life’ to the beleaguered nation.Huge crowds calling for the president to quit have gathered for the last eight days, with yesterday drawing the largest crowd of around 250,000 in Cairo.

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