CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today.

“My team were set upon by the crowd,” Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. “There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us.” According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma’an news agency, who cited a CNN “manager,” Cooper was punched “10 times in the head.”

Here is Anderson’s explanation of what happened     cnn anderson cooper

Here is a link to live video of what is happening in Cairo

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream3&hpt=C1

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