George Clooney Arrested


March 16, 2012

George Clooney was arrested while participating in a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.

The actor was at the event in his capacity as the President of United to End Genocide. Along with other political and faith leaders, Clooney was calling on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to immediately end the blockade that is preventing food and humanitarian aid from reaching the people of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions.

He was arrested for civil disobedience along with former Congressman Tom Andrews, Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA), Al Green (D-TX), Jim Moran (D-VA) and John Olver (D-MA), Martin Luther King III, and NAACP President Ben Jealous.