CAIRO, Egypt (Nov. 22) – Three American students were arrested by Egyptian authorities the Interior Ministry in Cairo's Tahrir Square. According to the prosecutors; the arrested students are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during the protests at Tahrir square.
|Three American Students Arrested from Tahrir Square: Egypt Interior Ministry|
Adel Saeed, a spokesperson for the office of Egypt's general prosecutor, told that the three boys had been throwing Molotov cocktails and had no passports on them when they were held by police.
The names of the arrested student had not been made public but the video aired on state television showed some identity proofs what appeared to be an Indiana driver's license and American University identification cards.
"They have been questioned by the police and will be further investigated today by the Cairo prosecutor," Saeed said.
On the other hand deputy press officer for the U.S. Embassy, David Lynfield, said "the claims are being currently investigated."
Tuesday (Nov. 22) marked the 4th successive day of clashes between demonstrators and police in and around Tahrir Square. Protesters are demanding the elimination of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces - the ruling body that took power after President Hosni Mubarak was toppled by popular protests in February this year.