Anderson Cooper Describes Getting Attacked by Pro-Mubarak Mob in Egypt (VIDEO)
Anderson Cooper and his CNN film crew were attacked Wednesday by supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak while reporting on the mass protests in Egypt.
Speaking on 'American Morning' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on CNN), Cooper described how he and his crew were punched multiple times in the head after being descended upon by a pro-Mubarak mob:
"It was pandemonium, there was no control to it. Suddenly, a young man would come up, look at you, and punch you right in the face. The instinct is to try to punch back, or push back, but in a situation like that, you really can't because that just inflames the crowd more. So all we could do is walk as quickly as possible, stick together, and seek a safe location."
Luckily, Cooper and his colleagues didn't sustain any significant injuries. Still, his harrowing tale highlights how dangerous and rapdily-changing these Egyptian protests have become.