Anderson Cooper attacked again in Egypt

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Reporting live from Egypt has been hard on CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who was attacked in Cairo twice this week.

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak mauled Cooper on Wednesday, and the anchor was reportedly punched at least ten times. On Thursday afternoon, Cooper tweeted, “Situation on ground in #egypt very tense. Vehicle I was in attacked. My window smashed. All ok.”

In the beating aftermath on Wednesday, Cooper assured his followers that he was OK. “Thanks for tweets of concern..I’m sore and head hurts but fine. Neil and mary anne are bruised but ok too. Thanks,” he tweeted.

Journalists reporting on the current Egyptian protests have become major targets of violence. Many have been arrested and attacked by government supporters.