George Clooney arrested outside of Sudan Embassy

A police statement reported that Clooney was then arrested along with other protesters, including his father, Nick, and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Martin Luther King III and Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast, according to ABC News.

Clooney testified before Congress Wednesday about the current humanitarian crisis in Sudan and urged Congress to act. He traveled to the Nuba Mountains in Sudan and witnessed for himself the crisis that is unfolding in the region. People have fled their homes and are living in caves in order to escape the ethnic cleansing occurring in the region.

Before George Clooney was arrested in front of the Sudan Embassy in Washington, D.C. early Friday morning, he gave a speech addressing the current humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Clooney was released from jail after 2 p.m after he “posted and forfeited” $100 bond, according to the article.

Related articles from Reuters and The Washington Post.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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