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3 American students detained

Wed., Nov. 23, 2011

 Egypt state television aired footage from Cairo on Tuesday of three American college students who were described by the news anchor as in detention on suspicion of “attacking security forces” with Molotov cocktails outside the Interior Ministry, where battles have raged for days.

 The Interior Ministry said the men would be referred to investigative authorities to “verify their identities and ascertain the motives behind such attacks.”

 Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo, confirmed in an email that all three detainees were U.S. citizens enrolled at the university as study-abroad students.

 The Associated Press identified the three as Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student; Luke Gates, a 21-year-old Indiana University student; Gregory Porter, a 19-year-old Drexel University student.



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