Actor George Clooney was arrested for his participation in a protest outside the Sudanese Embassey in Washington, DC. He was leading this protest which asks the President Al-Bashir to end the violence. The group did not obey police oders to remain behind police lines. The group arrested included Nick Clooney (George's father), Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, some congressmen and others. (Image source: Google/blogs) The news site CNN has quoted Clooney as saying: "The first question is something immediate -- and immediately, we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."
The second thing, he said, "is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That's all we ask."
He was charged a $100 fine and released. Clooney recently returned from a trip to Sudan where he witnessed the horrors of the violence going on in that country. He has been trying to get those in Capitol Hill to safe-guard the lives of those enduring violence in the North.