Drexel student arrested at protests in Egypt

A Drexel University student has been arrested in Cairo.  Gregory Porter, from Glenside, is reportedly one of three American students accused of setting off molotov cocktails and clashing with police in Tahrir Square, where anti-government protesters are gathering in response to calls for a “million-man march.” 

Gregory Porter, an undergraduate student majoring in international area studies, has been studying at the American University in Cairo. Porter is a 2010 graduate of La Salle College High School, in Montgomery County.  Brother Richard Kessler is the President of LaSalle College High School, a Catholic prep school.  “I’m just here praying that this will resolve itself safely for everybody involved. One of our mottos here at the school is that we try to graduate gentlemen…and he was the essence of all that,” said Kessler.The school’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations, Chris Carabello too was surprised when he heard about Porter’s arrest in Cairo.”He’s not the kind of boy that you would expect would be involved in that…It just doesn’t seem to fit his personality,” said Carabello.In a written statement, Drexel University said university administrators are in contact with Porter’s parents and are working with authorities at the American University in Cairo and the U.S. Embassy to have Porter released and returned home safely

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