November 22nd, 2011
05:32 AM ET

3 Americans arrested in Cairo protests

Three Americans were arrested Monday outside the Interior Ministry in Tahrir Square and are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during the protests in Egypt, a local prosecutor said.

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  1. nader elmaleh

    they are AUC students and not american citizen.

    November 22, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Washington Post identified at least 2 as American Citizens. As guest in a foreign country, it's alright to take sides, but you don't need to participate in riots and throw stuff at local authorities. Right now it's an Egyptian matter.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I agree, Portland Tony.
    American behaving badly in other countries are subject to that country's laws.
    They should *not* think of getting preferential treatment by mere virtue of being American, no matter how altruistic their motives might be.
    "When in Rome..."

    November 22, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kerry

    The students bring this down on their parents, anguish and possible financial ruin trying to extract them from it. Parents should think about the maturity of their children before putting them in a situation like this where bad judgment has repercussion. They look like frightened kids.

    November 22, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. stevie

    Kerry: College students are not "children".

    November 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. noemi

    They r not kids they stupid as they r should go to go into a country that is so volatel is dumm and now how well they get out of there? And for mom to say her kid is good well mom now u know the truth about him he's an agatator off with there heads......

    November 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |