by Jessica LeFevre on March 16, 2012 | Comments Off
George Clooney is in Washington, D.C., in front of the Sudanese Embassy where he was arrested by Secret Service agents!
As it turns out, George was there to protest the crisis currently going on in Sudan. His rep said, “They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”
Sources connected with George tell us he feels good about the arrest because it puts the spotlight on the crisis.
We’re told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, and George’s father … Nick Clooney.
Clooney recently shot a short documentary about the situation in Suadan, which he released no EnoughProject.com. WARNING — Video contains VERY graphic content.
WATCH: (Graphic video of the effects of violence in Sudan)
If they keep putting the spotlight on these types of crises, the more people will get involved. Kudos to George and everyone at the protest. What the Sudanese government is doing to their people is deplorable.
The Oscar winning actor followed in the footsteps of many Hollywood activists on Friday morning, getting arrested for civil disobedience and taken away by police when he was protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.
Clooney spoke passionately before being arrested, saying that he had two demands for the government of Sudan.
“First, immediately we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan,” Clooney said, wearing a suit when he was handcuffed by the police.
“Second they need to stop randomly killing innocent men, women and children. They need to stop raping them.”
Update: Here is video footage of his arrest:
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We are waiting for the mugshot, so stay tuned!