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Attorney says 3 US students arrested during protest in Cairo on way to airport after release
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' An attorney for one of three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo says they've been released and are on their way to the airport.
Philadelphia lawyer Theodore Simon represents 19-year-old Drexel University student Gregory Porter of Glenside, Pa.
Simon wouldn't immediately discuss the students' destinations, but one of their mothers says they're expected to fly to Germany.
Joy Sweeney says her 19-year-old son Derrik will then fly to Washington and on to St. Louis late Saturday night. Derrik Sweeney is a Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo.
Sweeney, Porter and 21-year-old Indiana University student Luke Gates attend the American University in Cairo. They were arrested Sunday on the roof of a university building after officials accused them of throwing firebombs at Egyptian security forces fighting with protesters.