George Clooney was arrested by police during a protest outside the Embassy of Sudan this morning.
The actor, was seen in cuffs with his hands behind his back, being led away from the embassy at about 10:45 a.m.
Clooney joined Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.), and other activists at the protest on Massachusetts Avenue NW.
The protesters are demanding immediate action to stop Sudan‘s blockage of food and other humanitarian aid. However, police asked them to move, telling them they would be arrested after the third ignored request.
“I’m just trying to raise attention, because attention is the only way these things ever happen,” Clooney said at the protest prior to his arrest.
Sudan needs to “stop randomly killing its own people. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That’s all we ask,” he said. “At the very least, [they need] some humanitarian aid. Let your senators, let your congressmen, let your president know.”
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