Anderson Cooper Beat in Egypt

CAIRO — While covering a political protest in Egypt, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were beaten by people who support President Hosni Mubarak.

Thousands came out Wednesday where the protest turned physical between the pro-Mubarak and those who are anti-government.

Pro-Mubarak supporters threw stones and dragged people in the dirt while riding horses and camels.

When Cooper and his crew began covering the event, they turned themselves into a target.

Cooper later tweeted, “Got roughed up by thugs in pro-Mubarak crowd, punched and kicked repeatedly. Had to escape. Safe now.”

Reports are now surfacing that the pro-Mubarak attackers were actually off-duty Egyptian cops.