The situation in Egypt isn’t showing any signs of slowing up as reporters from all over the world flock to the action. But just like everyone else, reporters too have to exercise caution while doing their jobs. No one knows this better than CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was attacked in Cairo while trying to bring us breaking news.
Read on for details on the Anderson Cooper attack!
What’s going on in Egypt?
Thousands and thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets to protest President Hosni Mubarak’s administration which is to blame for everything that’s wrong in Egypt. In a nutshell, exorbitant food costs, poverty and widespread government corruption are just a few reasons why the people have taken to the streets in hopes of getting Mubarak, who has been in power for 30 years, to step down. As we reported last week, the Egyptian government cut internet to the entire country after a video surfaced of a protester being shot. Twitter also remains down as it was being used to coordinate protests.
What happened to Anderson Cooper?
The Silver Fox and his team found themselves in a dangerous predicament Wednesday when they were attacked by Mubarak supporters. Anderson Cooper was punched in the head ten times, but luckily no one sustained any serious injuries.
Anderson Cooper spoke with American Morning and said he was trying to get to a neutral zone. He explained the attack:
We never got that far. 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.
The future remains to be seen, but one thing is sure–it’s time for change in Egypt.