George Clooney arrested during anti-Sudan protest, along with father Nick and politicians (Video)

By on Mar 17, 2012 in Hollywood, International, Politics, United States Comments

Hollywood actor George Clooney was arrested while protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy on Friday, March 16, 2012, as shown in the video below, along with his father Nick Clooney and some politicians.

George Clooney, being handcuffed by police
during anti-Sudan protest (March 16, 2012)

Image Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

As noted at US news sites on Friday morning, George Clooney was arrested while joining the anti-Sudan protest outside its embassy in Washington D.C. and was taken away in plastic handcuffs after he and his companions refused to leave the area.

According to reports, local police arrested the 50-year old actor as well as his 78-year old father and politicians including Democratic politician Jim Moran of Virginia, civil rights leader Ben Jealous, and Martin Luther King III.

“We need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world – immediately,” George Clooney was quoted telling to supporters before he was arrested.

Apparently, the protesters are accusing Sudan President Omar al-Bashir for allegedly blocking needed shipments of food and medicine into the region, where the Sudanese rebels are battling against the government army.

“It’s actually a humiliating thing to be arrested no matter what you do, but I’m glad to be standing here with my father.” The ‘Descendants‘ actor was quoted telling to American journalist Ann Curry, who tweeted his statement.

Earlier on Thursday, George Clooney testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and explained on about what he saw in Sudan; and later met with US President Barack Obama and US Secretary Hillary Clinton inside the White House.

George Clooney arrested during anti-Sudan protest
Video Credit: kkay75/YouTube

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