3 American students arrested in Cairo protests returning to U.S.
Published 11/26/2011, Associated Press
Three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo caught flights out of Egypt early today, according to an airport official and an attorney for one of the trio. The three were arrested on the roof of a university building near Tahrir Square last Sunday. Officials accused them of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters. On Thursday, a court ordered them released. All three were studying at the American University in Cairo.Word count: 535