CNN’s Anderson Cooper punched in CairoFebruary 3rd, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) CNN’s Anderson Cooper has suffered a beating at the hands of the pro-Mubarak demonstrators in Egypt.
The seasoned journalist is in the country to cover the unprecedented demonstrations that are going on in the country. Steve Brusk of CNN confirmed the assault on Twitter saying Anderson was assaulted along with the crew that was with him when they tried to cover the protest. The protests were going on in the country’s Tahrir Square. Anderson was reportedly punched about ten times on the head. Reports currently coming in revealed that nobody was hurt in the incident.
Tahrir Square has become the epicenter of the demonstrations in Egypt. Protesters in Egypt are demanding that their long-time president Hosni Mubarak should step down. The protest witnessed its biggest crowd yesterday when an estimated 2 million people took to the streets in various cities in the country.
The protest forced Mubarak to announce that he will not be seeking reelection when his current term expires later this year. The protesters rejected the offer and stayed on the streets again on Wednesday.
Later on Wednesday, pro-Mubarak demonstrators also launched counter demonstration resulting in clashes. The country’s security forces and the army stood and watched as the two sides fought.
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