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George Clooney & Dad

ARRESTED During Protest

3/16/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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11:30 AM PST
-- Clooney just bailed out ... for $100.

8:45 AM PST -- Clooney and his dad were arrested for crossing a police line ... which is a misdemeanor offense.
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Father and son were arrested by the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service ... but he's currently being booked into a D.C. police station.

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George Clooney
and his father Nick have been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis.

Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.


0316_george_clooney_subassetClooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield tells TMZ, "They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world."

Sources connected with George tell us he feels good about the arrest because it puts the spotlight on the crisis. Moments before the arrest, George was mobbed by reporters (below) -- claiming, he was protesting to raise awareness about the "Sudanese government committing atrocities on their own people."

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We're told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, Martin Luther King III and George's father ... Nick Clooney.

Clooney recently shot a short documentary about the situation in Sudan, which he released on EnoughProject.org. WARNING -- Video contains VERY graphic content.

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Chaim Paddaman    

It seems so familiar. Jane Fonda Vietnam activist and many others have come before George Clooney. It is publicity stunts fabricated by the management companies of the celebrities. It is an attempt to convince or give the impression that they have a conscience are socially responsible and not above the law. George Clooney is good friends with Harvey Weinstein and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He attends state dinners at the White House. Clooney has the formal and structured communication lines to discuss his concerns with the relevant officials, eg, Hillary Clinton and the President of the United States of America. What will George Clooney and Jason Russell's next humantarian intervention be? Issues relating to the safety and protection of paedophiles in Bangladesh. What a pair of schmucks.

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Joe Faris    

Dear George,
I was born in the sudan and became a US citizen in the late 70's. I will be traveling to Khartoum Sudan in a few days inorder to meet with El Bachir and discuss our humanitarian
program to Darfur and other regions of the country. Our web-site is www.syklgi.com. I like to hear from you and give you an update.

760 days ago
198.

joe    

He is f...ing ****, knowing nothing about sudan

758 days ago
199.

Kellie RN    

I see a lot of jealous-hearted comments here. George and his dad are doing a fantastic job helping these people. Princess Diana also used her celebrity to help war victims. That's as it should be. Someone does need to sit down with George though and explain how he can stop sabotaging all of his romances... are people too afraid to tell him the truth?

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