After a somewhat harrowing experience today in Cairo's Tahrir Square, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper responded to the tweets from concerned fans on his Twitter feed, assuring them that he is fine, if not a bit the worse for wear.
Thanks for tweets of concern..I'm sore and head hurts but fine. Neil and mary anne are bruised but ok too. Thanks
Neil is Cooper's camera man, and Mary Anne is Cooper's CNN producer. Earlier in the day, Cooper had posted the following message about his experience:
Got roughed up by thugs in pro-mubarak crowd..punched and kicked repeatedly. Had to escape. Safe now
CNN also ran the following report from Cooper, in which the anchor further described the tense moments when pro-Hosni Mubarak protesters clashed with anti-government demonstrators.
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