George Clooney Arrested During A Protest At The Sudan Embassy

George Clooney Arrested During A Protest At The Sudan Embassy

George Clooney was arrested earlier today at the Sudan Embassy in Washington during a protest, according to CNN.

"We are here really to ask two very simple questions," Clooney said during the protest, according to the site. "The first question is something immediate -- and immediately we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."

The second thing, he said, "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." 

Clooney testified against the violence at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this week, and claimed that the violence in Sudan is being led by President Omar al-Bashir, government official Ahmad Harun, and Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein. According to CNN, Clooney said these are the same three men that had a hand in the violence in Darfur. 
 
On Thursday, Clooney met with 
President Obama to further discuss his concerns about the violence in Sudan. Clooney is also the co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project, a group that uses satellite imagery to document aerial attacks and troop movement in Sudan and South Sudan.  

[via CNN

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