Anderson Cooper has been attacked in Egypt – again!
This is the second day that the CNN newsman has been caught in the mob and attacked. He and his crew are in Cairo to cover the escalating protests against President Hosni Mubarak.
Cooper tweeted, “Situation on ground in #egypt very tense. Vehicle I was in attacked. My window smashed. All ok.”
On Wednesday, Cooper was “set upon by pro-Mubarak supporters” before finding refuge on a roof.
FOX News correspondent Greg Palkot and producer Olaf Wiig have “suffered severe injuries” according to reports. We hope they will recover quickly from their injuries.
Palkot was badly beaten and Wiig has a possible broken jaw. Both have been hospitalized.
In the US, FOX News correspondent John Roberts commented on-air Thursday, detailing what had happened: “They were forced to leave their position when a Molotov cocktail was thrown, and a large fire erupted….They ran out and ran right into the pro Mubarak crowd and were severely beaten. The extent of their injuries was fairly grave, however, they have been released from the hospital.”
It’s frightening for journalists to be overseas reporting during these times. Attacks against foreign journalists have increased recently in Egypt as protesters battle pro-Mubarak supporters.