Video: CNN reporters in the midst of violence in Egypt
Anderson Cooper, CNN crew attacked
February 2nd, 2011
06:48 PM ET

Video: CNN reporters in the midst of violence in Egypt

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked in Tahrir Square by protesters Wednesday.  Cooper said he was hit on the head by a pro-Mubarak demonstrator in front of the Egyptian Museum.  CNN producer MaryAnne Fox and a cameraman were attacked, too.

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CNN's Hala Gorani was on the streets of Tahrir Square as anti and pro-government groups erupted in violent clashes on Wednesday. She was shoved around and said she "was a little bit shaken" by the experience.

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CNN's Ivan Watson reports on people injured during the clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The ensuing violence killed three people and injured more than 600, according to Egypt's health minister.

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CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports supporters and foes of embattled Egyptian President Mubarak hurled rocks, chunks of concrete and Molotov cocktails at each other into the pre-dawn hours Thursday after a day of violent street battles in central Cairo.

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CNN's Ben Wedeman reports some people believe the clashes in Cairo on Wednesday were "some sort of revenge" for President Mubarak. "The army seems now to be reneging on its commitment to protect peaceful protesters," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

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CNN's Arwa Damon visited a hospital where she said the situation was very "intense." The Cairo hospital was filled with many patients suffering from injuries sustained in Wednesday's violence. "We saw a number of walking wounded with mostly bandages to their heads," said Damon.

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CNN's Nic Robertson spoke with protesters in the streets of Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, where the streets are quiet for now. Alexandria was largely peaceful on Wednesday.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. ROn

    What I want to know is did it knock and sense into his dumb liberal head?

    February 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brass Knucklehead

    ... .

    February 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Boris Scharf

    Why do you go there? Why, it is an Arab counrty....said enuogh......come home.No one cares.......

    February 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GPS

    Can we also send Wolf Blitzer and John King, Don Lemmon, and a few other CNN filth over to Egypt? They are getting what they deserve for choosing sides in this fight!! ZERO journalistic professionalism from CNN. No objective reporting at all. Picking sides in a fight that does not involve them!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |

    i think if they just all sat down and watched stargate they would see the bigger picture.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ann

    What is wrong with you jerks. No matter what Anderson reports on, he is still an American and we should support his believes in bringing in the news that you all obviously care to see..... Anderson and the rest of the CNN team please come back home where you belong. These crazed people have been fighting for hundreds of years and will always fight. They hate you and all Americans, yet they have no problem receiving the billions of dollars in aid from us Americans do they....Let them take care of themselves, Hurry home Anderson and sit next to Kelly Ripa where you are safe.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saleh Jaser

      Thank you Ann. Be safe Anderson

      February 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohsnap

      I agree. What idiots. Get home safe AC.

      February 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. duke

    That's what a journalist does!
    I just wish there were some real journalist around during the run up to that invasion in Iraq!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. keoni

    He is an American. He is a reporter. No matter if you like what he says or not, our country allows all to speak their minds. Yes, he is in another country but how do we find out without reporters going places. Would any of us travel to this country now if someone is treated like this? I won't travel there. Maybe my loss but it will be their's too.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T.Dobbs

    Say what you want about Anderson Cooper but he is at least more valuable and precious than 80 million Egyptians

    February 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Anderson and his crew got mobbed trying to get info from BOTH sides . The pro-regimers accosted em.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WiderAngle

    For those who criticize – your expertise in journalism is what? It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for people to tear down rather than build up fellow human beings. Objectivity is replaced with political leanings. Taking it one step further, there are those who transform into bullies on a playground taunting with stinging insults. Sad...

    February 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. oldzoom

    Egypt is starting to use the same tactics as Iran, goon squads acosting peaceful demonstrators and the media, so only their point of view will be heard (liars incorporated, the current regime). Please be careful USA media outlets, the pro regimers/police/goon squads will harm you to silence your messages of truth to the outside world.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Person

    Israel is becoming a nation.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |