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.