George Clooney was arrested during a protest this morning outside the Sudan embassy in Washington. However, he’d planned to get arrested in order to bring attention to 250,000 Sudanese people who are starving because their country is blocking humanitarian aid from trying to get food to them. Clooney, a longtime activist for human rights in Sudan, was joined by his father Nick and other activists. He told reporters before his arrest, “We need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world,” adding, “The second thing we are here to ask is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That’s all we ask.” After being warned by police three times to vacate embassy grounds, Clooney and the other protesters were handcuffed and taken away in a Secret Service van.