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Feb 2 - Anderson Cooper Attacked By Mob In Egypt
 

 

The anchor was "punched 10 times in the head," CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted.

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."

Cooper then escaped to the roof of a nearby building, where he said on air: "We were in a crowd and we were just set upon."

Cooper told CNN's live blog that the attackers "pushed and shoved the CNN crew and punched them in the head... but no one was seriously hurt."

Added Brusk on Twitter, "Live images now of crowds on opposite side of trucks throwing rocks. A CNN reporter called earlier scene snowball f!ght with rocks."

CNN's Ben Wedeman told the blog that "he overheard a panicked army officer say the situation was out of control and there was nothing the army could do to restore order."

Copper landed in the country Sunday night to cover the protests againt President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for 30 years.

"It's a fast-changing situation," he told The Huffington Post Monday. "It feels like it changes every few hours."

On Monday, Christiane Amanpour called The Hollywood Reporter from Cairo, where she had been reporting since Saturday.

"We had no idea what to expect,” she said. “But it is always more scary from the outside than it is from the inside.”

The journey from the Cairo International Airport to her hotel took over an hour because "every 50 to 100 yards our car was stopped and there were people with machetes, meat cleavers, swords, rifles, metal bars,” she said. “Once they saw [who we were], they waved us through. I would describe the journey as tense but friendly.”


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 Anderson Cooper Attacked by Mob in Egypt - The Hollywood Reporter

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Anderson Cooper Speaks Out on Egypt Attack: 'It Was Pandemonium'

Anderson Cooper spoke out on CNN's American Morning about getting attacked by a pro-Mubarak mob in Egypt Wednesday.

"The crowd kept growing and throwing more punches and kicks and trying to grab us," said Cooper, who was punched 10 times in the head, according to his producer.

"It was pandemonium," he went on. "There was no control to it. Suddenly, a young man would look at you, and then punch you right in the face. The instinct is to try to punch or push back, but you really can't in a situation like that. That inflames the crowd even more. All we could do was walk as quickly as possible and stay together and seek a safe location."

Cooper broadcast from a roof near Tahrir Square, where the violent demonstrations between protestors and Mubarak supporters raged on. According to CNN's live blog, several gasoline bombs went off and gunfire was heard.

Cooper described how he and his crew got into the situation in the first place.

"We were trying to make our way to the no man land," he said, referring to a neutral location between the opposing groups. "We never made it that far. We were set upon by pro-Muburak supporters punching us in the face."

He said one attacker "tried to break his [cameraman's] camera… they didn't want any pictures taken. Frankly, we weren't even taking pictures with the big camera. I was using a Flip camera, which they didn't notice."

"But the big camera - they were trying to grab it. We immediately started to turn around because we realized the situation would get very bad very quickly."

He also posted on Twitter: "Got roughed up by thugs in pro-mubarak crowd..punched and kicked repeatedly. Had to escape. Safe now."


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78 comments for "Feb 2 - Anderson Cooper Attacked By Mob In Egypt"

 7 years ago '09        #2
Xx Tecca xX 3 heat pts
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yikes
 02-02-2011, 08:02 AM         #3
80sbabyent 
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is Isha Sesay ok tho???
 7 years ago '07        #4
RedMonkeyJunkie 11 heat pts11
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f**kers going crazy man, f!ghting each other like armies now.
 7 years ago '10        #5
Pun 8 heat pts
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 02-02-2011, 08:52 AM         #6
80sbabyent 
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 Michael 1987 said:

I heard anderson was a f**got anyways.
and that means what?
 7 years ago '10        #7
JudasHatesJesus 147 heat pts147
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 Michael 1987 said:

I heard anderson was a f**got anyways.
whats so funny about that?

immature man. anderson is one of the greatest reporters of our time and has a heart of gold.
 7 years ago '10        #8
PrinceDeville25 24 heat pts24
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 JShuttles20 said:
whats so funny about that?

immature man. anderson is one of the greatest reporters of our time and has a heart of gold.
co sign
 7 years ago '05        #9
dg177bx 25 heat pts25
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Mind your own business, thats what happend when you dont
 7 years ago '04        #10
CFran55 
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damn! remember when he rescued that boy that got hit by a rock! dude went into hulk mode
 7 years ago '04        #11
#RAPTORSWON 228 heat pts228
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f**k Egypt, the world doesn't care about their problems.
 02-02-2011, 10:00 AM         #12
TheCityOnMyMind 
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Anderson is one of my favorite reporters, i seen him live when he did his show in warren, MI.
glad they didnt get k!lled.
 02-02-2011, 10:18 AM         #13
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 Michael 1987 said:

I heard anderson was a f**got anyways.
Because only real n*ggas can f!ght off angry men coming at you
 7 years ago '10        #14
JudasHatesJesus 147 heat pts147
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 Michael 1987 said:
Hmm not reaalllly
Really so you’re not immature for using a derogatory term towards someone who always puts their all into their field of work and even their life?


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and this isnt all hes done and i dont care that hes gay, he has a great heart. and people that continue to hate on people because they are gay are lame just like the racist in the past.
 7 years ago '06        #15
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 80sbabyent said:
and that means what?
hell u just type n*gga????

IT means hes marshmellow, tissue, charmin, soft, damn fake a.ss 80's babys...where are the macho 90's f**k all that weak s**t...ok

BTW

BX HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE pus*y s**t...that is all

*****eDIT*****
HE CAN HAVE A GREAT HEART AND BE A a.ssCLOWN, HES JUST A a.ssCLOWN WITH A GOOD HEART...POINT IS who the f**k are we to tell someone what they say aint right...


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 7 years ago '10        #16
Dopedog 4 heat pts
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same thing just happened for a danish journalist.
 7 years ago '07        #17
nwadei 34 heat pts34
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That sucks.
But its kind of expected, when you go somewhere with a lot of civil unrest and where there is frustration with America.
 7 years ago '08        #18
606robin 24 heat pts24
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 Michael 1987 said:

I heard anderson was a f**got anyways.
k!ll yourself, U ignorant f**k
You must not all the great work this man has done, one of the first to respond during Katrina and built great stories with some of the most high profiled political figures.

This n*gga could walk up to ya mom's and lay a foundation on that ugly b**ch
Ol close minded n*gga
 7 years ago '08        #19
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 CFran55 said:
damn! remember when he rescued that boy that got hit by a rock! dude went into hulk mode
yeah, dudes forget about that....they always forget about the good you do.
 7 years ago '04        #20
PrisonRules 70 heat pts70
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 PrinceDeville25 said:
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no homo but u sound gay
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