According to ABC News, the three young men, Derek Sweeny, 19, Luke Gates, 21, and Gregory Porter, 19, were put in jail after being accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at police.
During the violent protests, security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, ABC News reported.
Sweeny, a student at Georgetown University called the first night of being arrested the most freighting night of his life and returning home the happiest moment of his life.
"Going to the protest was a decision I would have regretted not making, however, certainly I should have stayed farther away from the more violent scenes," Sweeny told ABC News.
"Existence is beautiful," Sweeny told ABC News on his elation to have returned home safely.