George Clooney Arrested in Washington During Sudan Protest

Police move in on Clooney and company after they failed to adhere to the final warning.

After touring Sudan and witnessing firsthand the human rights abuses that have been taking place there, famous actor and political activist George Clooney joined fellow protesters in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. to speak out against the abuses. In a symbolic move, George, along with other notable protesters journalist Nick Clooney, George’s father, U.S. Representative Jim Moran of Virginia and NAACP president Ben Jealous, chose to stand in front of the embassy door, blocking access. Police soon arrived and gave the protesters three opportunities to abandon their cause before arrests were made. The end result was George Clooney being handcuffed with white zip-ties and escorted to a waiting police van. As he was taken off, he was still indignant, pleading for the starvation and rapes of Sudanese children to stop. The official charge is civil disobedience.