Clip of the Day: Clooney Arrested at Sudan Embassy

Political activist cuffed for protesting human rights abuses.
Mar 16, 2012· 0 MIN READ
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In case there is any doubt, George Clooney cares about Sudan. As seen earlier this week, the longtime political activist just released a video diary from the region to raise awareness of apparent war crimes taking place in the country's war-torn Nuba Mountains. The Nuba range has been caught in the middle of the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan for years.

Friday morning, Clooney brought the fight to Washington, D.C. Flanked by his father, 78-year-old journalist Nick Clooney, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and NAACP president Ben Jealous in a planned protest, the actor blocked the entrance to the Sudanese embassy, telling the crowd that the atrocities in Sudan need to be stopped before it becomes the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world."

"Stop raping them and stop starving them," said Clooney, who refused to move after three orders by police to disperse. "That's all that we ask."