May 16, 2012
George Clooney and his father Nick Clooney were arrested today while leading protestors on a march outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. The actor and his politician father accuses Omar Al Bashir, President of North Sudan of blocking food and aid from the Nuba Mountains, which borders South Sudan. According to the actor, the region is in a “humanitarian crisis”.
South Sudan became an independent state in July 9, 2011 after years of being embroiled in civil war with North Sudan. Clooney was arrested for crossing a police line and has now been released after posting a $100 (USD) bail.
Congressman, U.S. Representatitve Al Green (D-TX) and Martin Luther King III were also arrested with the actor.
– Erica Hughes