George Clooney arrested in Washington

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.

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  1. Rose • March 16, 2012 @ 3:06 PM

    celebrity or not…these people are doing a great thing…keep up the great work…people need to be educated with what is going on with the other parts of the world…

  2. ---- • March 16, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

    What a great way to use your celebrity status for good! People are gonna read about this just because of the headline that he’s been arrested…I definitely did. And then they’ll look into the issue. Like I did. Well done Clooney!

  3. Anonymous • March 16, 2012 @ 3:36 PM

    What a publicity stunt

  4. Chris • March 16, 2012 @ 4:21 PM

    This is a perfect example of a celebrity using there fame for the greater good. Finally.

  5. Nobody Important • March 16, 2012 @ 8:22 PM

    That was a very smart and cost effective publicity stunt. Respect!!!

  6. Kags • March 16, 2012 @ 10:00 PM

    That’s awesome of George to do, a really caring thing to do

  7. Olive • March 17, 2012 @ 12:35 AM

    See, this is what celebrities should do to gain publicity. Especially if its for a great cause. Good on u George

  8. Suneagle • March 17, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    Secrete service van?? Geez I hope we see Clooney again… Great Job George. Iol I just noticed he’s smiling. Everything the guy does even when trying to act serious he smiles ever notice that? Haha I call him the smilling actor!! Good stuff bud!!!

  9. C-Dub • March 17, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

    If you use your celebrity to bring to light world issues that you seem knowledgable of, then good on ya. Way to go George.

  10. chantel_0638 • March 17, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    That’s awesome that a celebrity is using their fame for a better purpose!

  11. george • March 19, 2012 @ 12:01 AM

    Why don’t we help our own country first before helping other countries?? No other country thinks of us first. How racist!?

  12. jjjones • March 19, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    “Anonymous” Georege Clooney does not need a publicity stunt at all – he’s already on top, so I believe his heart is in the right place, plus he was there with his dad.

  13. Harry • March 19, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

    This issue in Sudan has been going on for years. Just like this Kony business. This is nothing new.

  14. Joshua • March 19, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

    Yes but what is new is that people are aware of the problem now. Or at least we are more aware of it. Its been going on for 30 or so years as far as i know. It needs to stop, it needed to be stoped but now that there may be oil there we are now interested….

  15. Apat Rahman • June 13, 2015 @ 2:20 PM

    Probably arrested for exposing his private parts with diamonds mounted !! Clooney is a pretend Good Samaritan who sits in comfort in his mansion, acting out the part of the Good Sammy. With his worth of $180 million, its water on a duck’s back to act out the part. If George Clooney farts, it will cost $1 million if it goes on air ! If Clooney really means what he says, he should go to Sudan himself and fight for their cause. Not just protesting in Washington which anybody can do. Rub your arse, George Clooney and go to Sudan ! Make it real instead of a mere act.

  16. Bersatu Padu • June 15, 2015 @ 5:18 AM

    Let the great George Clooney with his millions, spare the Sudanese from poverty. Clooney did the Tomorrowland movie, so let us see him move ahead into tomorrow and lift poverty from the destitute. Not a prank or for publicity but for really saving the lives of those in dire straits. For once, do away with that dumb ass Clooney grin and really push humanitarian aid in Sudan. You can toot your arse cheeks after sending at least 20 million dollars of yours in humanitarian aid. Give underprivileged kids a chance to a good education. You have the money, so stop feeling your twin prunes with the green notes and pressing your cucumber.

  17. Basharan Nasution • June 18, 2015 @ 6:54 AM

    George Clooney is worth $180 million and THAT is the real drawcard. People gush over movie stars. Nothing to it. But if Clooney were to start giving millions of dollars to genuine charity and sponsor destitute people, that would really be great work. To flap around the world, creating storms in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles etc does not prove anything. Even a scammer, who has siphoned millions from people can do the same.There are scammers and drug barons richer than George Clooney and they can even buy 10 Boeing 747 aircraft if they want to. Clooney is a great actor, not a god. He is not above everyone else. If he thinks he is, then he should look inside his underwear !! George Clooney should learn Arabic/Bahasa Indonesia and perhaps embrace Islam. And donate 10% of his wealth as zakat.

  18. Muhamad Abdullah • September 9, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

    A big arsehole with a big bank balance !

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