Actor George Clooney was arrested earlier today while leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C.
Clooney wasn’t the only one to be arrested today, NBC has confirmed that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Maine), Nick Clooney (the actor’s father), NAACP President Ben Jealous and Martin Luther King III were also taken into custody.
HuffingtonPost.com spoke to Clooney prior to his arrest and here’s what he told them: (See Video below)
“The goal for today is the same goal its been all along and will continue to be and not be accomplished today or anytime in the near future, but it’s a job that we have to continually do which is raise attention; protest the idea of a government attacking and killing its own innocent men, women and children and allowing aid to get in now because in the next few months it could be the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world and thats the important thing.”
TMZ.com spoke to Clooney’s publicist Stan Rosenfield and where’s what he told TMZ:
“They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”
According to TMZ.com George Clooney is bailing out of jail and is doing so for only $100.
Here’s a clip of Clooney prior to his arrest at the protest from TMZ.