Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Gloria Vanderbilt’s son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, was hit in the head at least 10 times by pro-Mubarak protesters in Cairo.
The always stylish, intrepid reporter, Cooper escaped to the roof of a nearby building, where he said on air that he and his crew were trying to get to a neutral zone between protesters and pro-Mubarak supporters when they “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.”
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.