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George Clooney released after arrest at Sudanese embassy
|Contributor||Green Pigs |
|Last Edited||Green Pigs Mar 17, 2012 01:23am|
|Author||Gael Fashingbauer Cooper|
|News Date||Friday, March 16, 2012 07:30:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||No, it wasn't for a movie. Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country's blockage of food and aid to its own starving people. |
Clooney's father, journalist Nick Clooney, 78, was with him and was also arrested, as were Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, comedian and activist Dick Gregory, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.), Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). The group was restrained with plastic handcuffs and taken away by police.