November 27, 2011
Derrik Sweeney, center, gets hugs from his father Kevin Sweeney, left, and sister Ashley, right, after Derrik arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in St. Louis.
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A revolution for freedom, for democracy, for individual liberty and a people’s ability to determine its own destiny. This is what is happening in Tahrir Square and in the streets of Cairo these tumultuous days.
One of three American students arrested during protests in Cairo -- 19-year-old Derrik Sweeney of Jefferson City -- says they were hit and threatened with guns, and described that first night in custody as the scariest of his life.