By: John Lester
Feb 2, 2021
Anderson Cooper punched in Cairo by Egyptian President Mubarak group. Anderson Cooper was attacked and punched in Cairo. The violent assault took place Wednesday by pro-Mubarak supporters.
Cooper, 43, was attacked by a group of people and “punched in the head ten times,” according to journalist Steve Brusk. Brusk used his Twitter page to report the attack. “Chilling description on air now from @andersoncooper of mob roughing up him and his team near Liberation Square.”
Brusk later revealed further details of the assault, “Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration.” Cooper confirmed the attack when he spoke on “American Morning” today. He said that he had tried to reach a neutral zone between two sets of protestors, “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”.
Bowing to pressure, the embattled President Mubarak announced in Cairo that he will step down at the next election. This sparked joy and elation from some sections of society in Egypt. However, it prompted furious and violent protests from his supporters.
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