It's one of the strangest sites to come out of the Egyptian unrest over the last nine days. While pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters clashed in Cairo today, the Mubarak ilk used horses, camels, and chariot-like carriages to charge into the crowd and beat the unruly mob.
Some Government backers were ripped from their mounts and and beaten bloody. It was as if an American Civil War movie was being projected onto an Egyptian backdrop:
Earlier, pro-Mubarak supporters punched CNN reporter Anderson Cooper in the face, while his colleague, Hala Gorani, got stuck in the middle of the chaos and captured first-hand video of the unrest:
The Associated Press reports the pro-government group is hurling Molotov cocktails at dissenters, and at least one has landed inside the grounds of the famed Egyptian museum, setting a tree ablaze.
ABC's Christiane Amanpour also reported that she was attacked while on the ground in Egypt and that the "angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away."