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Old 03-16-2012   #24 (permalink)
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No, it wasn't for a movie. Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country's blockage of food and aid to its own starving people.

Clooney's father, journalist Nick Clooney, 78, was with him and was also arrested, as were Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, comedian and activist Dick Gregory, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.), Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). The group was restrained with plastic handcuffs and taken away by police.

Speaking before the large crowd that gathered to watch the protest, Clooney said, "We need immediate humanitarian aid into Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."
TODAY Entertainment - George Clooney arrested, handcuffed, outside Sudan embassy in D.C.
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