March 16, 2012
George Clooney Arrested During Protest at Sudanese Embassy in Washington

George Clooney, his father, Nick Clooney and several protesters have been arrested for protesting at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. According to the Washington Post, his arrest wasn’t exactly unplanned.  Clooney, according to the AP, said Friday that he hoped to draw more attention to the issue of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir blocking food and aid to areas of near the border of South Sudan. The Washington Post explained this morning: “By standing on the embassy’s private property, they’re likely to get cuffed, arrested and charged.”
The Washington Post’s Aaron Leiko and James Buck described the scene of the arrest which occurred around 11 a.m.: 

Clooney and the group of protesters stepped onto embassy grounds after giving short speeches, at which point they were instructed that they must leave or be arrested. On the third warning, officers told the group they were under arrest, and the protestors lined up to get handcuffed and were removed to a waiting van.

Read more. [Image: Selma Talha Jebril]

George Clooney Arrested During Protest at Sudanese Embassy in Washington

George Clooney, his father, Nick Clooney and several protesters have been arrested for protesting at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. According to the Washington Post, his arrest wasn’t exactly unplanned.  Clooney, according to the AP, said Friday that he hoped to draw more attention to the issue of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir blocking food and aid to areas of near the border of South Sudan. The Washington Post explained this morning: “By standing on the embassy’s private property, they’re likely to get cuffed, arrested and charged.”

The Washington Post’s Aaron Leiko and James Buck described the scene of the arrest which occurred around 11 a.m.: 

Clooney and the group of protesters stepped onto embassy grounds after giving short speeches, at which point they were instructed that they must leave or be arrested. On the third warning, officers told the group they were under arrest, and the protestors lined up to get handcuffed and were removed to a waiting van.

Read more. [Image: Selma Talha Jebril]

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    THIS is the type of celebrities magazines should be writting about in every other page. The kind of celebrity that yahoo...
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    yep. baller. bet he can bail himself out no problem, he’s george clooney, after all
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    The latest act in a decade long performance piece I’m calling “George Clooney explains 21st century geo-politics”.
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    My respect for this man increased a bit.
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