Anderson Cooper Punched & Kicked By Angry Mob in Egypt [VIDEO][UPDATED]

February 2, 2011 9:18 am

UPDATE: Watch video from Cooper’s handheld Flip camera during the attack here:

CNN's Anderson Cooper reporting in Cairo.

In a shocking sign of how quickly things are escalating in Egypt’s time of revolution, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his news crew were attacked by President Mubarak supporters in Cairo Wednesday. One of Cooper’s producers tweeted early this morning that the journalist had been “punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration.”

Watch video of Cooper describing the incident firsthand on CNN’s “American Morning” below.