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    U.S. students (shitheads) accused of tossing Molotov cocktails during protests

    Three American students in Cairo arrested during the violent new eruption of pro-Democracy protests in Tahrir Square were paraded Tuesday on Egyptian TV, looking stressed and scared.



    The trio studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo was accused of throwing firebombs from a rooftop at the military forces struggling to keep control of the country.

    Egyptian state television showed their student IDs lined up on a desk Sweeney, 19, a Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo.; Luke Gates, 21, an Indiana University student from Bloomington, Ind.; and Gregory Porter, 19, a Drexel University student from Glenside, Pa.

    Before his arrest, in a series of Twitter posts starting Sunday, Gates described being in the middle of the increasingly violent protests.

    “We were throwing rocks and one guy accidentally threw his phone,” he reported.

    “Earlier tonight, rubber bullets, a charge and then a retreat. My knee and elbow are (expletive) up,” he said.

    “I think I am missing part of my ear. Should I cut the rest off and pull a Van Gogh?”

    Gates seemed energized by the fervor.

    “Wish the protests in New York looked like the ones in Tahrir,” he wrote.



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    Those kids are idiots.

    What exactly are they protesting? They are able to study abroad on their parents dime, and yet they are protesting? I don't know about Drexel or Indiana, but Georgetown is butt fuck expensive to go to, I am guessing his parents are definitely part of the 1%.

    If that was my kid, I would do everything I could to get him out of there so I could bring him home, kick his ass, and then throw him out of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Those kids are idiots.

    What exactly are they protesting? They are able to study abroad on their parents dime, and yet they are protesting? I don't know about Drexel or Indiana, but Georgetown is butt fuck expensive to go to, I am guessing his parents are definitely part of the 1%.

    If that was my kid, I would do everything I could to get him out of there so I could bring him home, kick his ass, and then throw him out of the house.
    Totally agree. Spoiled rich kids.

    And a few weeks in an Egyptian jail might also help.
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    Three American college students detained in Egypt on charges they hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces reportedly have been freed, according to several western news reports.

    An Egyptian official said Thursday the three who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square. They were accused of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.

    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

    Joy Sweeney told The Associated Press that the consul general confirmed around 6 a.m. Thursday that the young men, including her 19-year-old son Derrik Sweeney, will be released.

    Derrik Sweeney, a Georgetown University student, was arrested during protests Sunday near Cairo's Tahrir Square. Also arrested was Luke Gates, a 21-year-old Indiana University student from Bloomington, Ind., and Gregory Porter, a 19-year-old Drexel University student from Glenside, Pa.

    Joy Sweeney says she is elated and that she hopes her son will head home to Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday.

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    So they're criminals and we're supposed to feel bad for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    So they're criminals and we're supposed to feel bad for them?
    Apparently the American youth can do no wrong...
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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three American students arrested during a protest in Egypt were released Friday and planned to catch flights out of Cairo to begin their trips home, an attorney and family said.

    An Egyptian court had ordered the release of American University in Cairo students Derrik Sweeney, Luke Gates and Gregory Porter a day earlier.

    The three were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Sunday. Officials accused them of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.

    Attorney Theodore Simon, who represents the 19-year-old Porter, a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, said police escorted the students to the airport late Friday local time.

    Simon said he and Porter's mother both spoke by phone with the student, who is from the Philadelphia suburb of Glenside, Pa.

    "He clearly conveyed to me ... that he was OK," Simon told the AP.

    Simon wouldn't immediately discuss his client's travel plans, but Sweeney's mother says the students were expected to fly from Cairo to Frankfurt, Germany.

    Joy Sweeney told the AP her son, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo., would fly from Frankfurt to Washington then on to St. Louis. She said family will meet him when he arrives late Saturday.

    "I am ecstatic," Sweeney said Friday. "I can't wait for him to get home tomorrow night. I can't believe he's actually going to get on a plane. It is so wonderful."

    The 21-year-old Gates is a student at Indiana University.

    Messages seeking comment after word of the students' release for Gates' parents Friday. They had issued a statement through the school Thursday saying they were "extremely happy" he would be coming home soon.

    Joy Sweeney said U.S. Embassy officials had earlier indicated it might be a few more days before the students were released because Egyptian courts typically are closed Fridays and Saturdays.

    "But apparently the U.S. Embassy and the powers that be made it happen," she said. "Whoever needed to be there got there and got it done for the boys, and we are eternally grateful."

    Sweeney said she had talked with her son Friday afternoon and "he seemed jubilant."

    "He thought he was going to be able to go back to his dorm room and get his stuff," she said. "We said, 'No, no, don't get your stuff, we just want you here.'"

    She said American University will ship his belongings home.

    Sweeney had earlier said she did not prepare a Thanksgiving celebration this week because the idea seemed "absolutely irrelevant" while her son still was being held.

    "I'm getting ready to head out and buy turkey and stuffing and all the good fixings so that we can make a good Thanksgiving dinner," she said Friday.
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