CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked Wednesday by an angry mob of pro-government supporters as chaos ensued and the Egyptian goverment unraveled. "Cooper said he was punched 10 times in the head as a pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration," CNN producer Steve Brusk tweeted.
The network reported that even though attackers "pushed and shoved the CNN crew" in Tahrir Square in Cairo, no one was seriously hurt. Cooper later tweeted, "Got roughed up by thugs in pro-Mubarak crowd..punched and kicked repeatedly. Had to escape. Safe now." He had previously mentioned that he had been awake for four days in a row.
Cooper was one of several foreign correspondents who reported being attacked while covering the protests.
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