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Clooney Arrested At Protest At Sudanese Embassy

11:27 am - 03/16/2012


WASHINGTON (WUSA/AP) - Actor George Clooney and his father Nick have been arrested at a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

The protesters accuse Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.

Clooney and others, including Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia and NAACP President Ben Jealous, were arrested after being warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. They were handcuffed and placed into the back of a U.S. Secret Service van.

Clooney said earlier that he hopes to draw more attention to the issue and that if action is not taken in the next three to four months "we're going to have a real humanitarian disaster."

Source has some video and a slideshow.

edit: Great troll face, or GREATEST troll face?

dixiedolphin 16th-Mar-2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
It's like the media organizations are swiftly morphing into internet posters who shriek "FIRST!" on every post. :P
illusivevenstar 16th-Mar-2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
lol
ohmiya_sg 16th-Mar-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
lol Especially with election results.
sihaya09 16th-Mar-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
It's true.
silmaril 16th-Mar-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Perfect comment is perfect.
alryssa 16th-Mar-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Accurate.
very_veggie 16th-Mar-2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
lol--so, so true.
mdemvizi 16th-Mar-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
twitter has some serious issues with this.
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