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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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262 COMMENTS

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61.

Mike    

If Clooney feels that strongly about "violence committed by the government" why doesn't he protest the Syrians? I think the atrocities are much greater there right now.

952 days ago
62.

cultwatch    

Phony-a** poser.

952 days ago
63.

jeezlouise    

Liberal, Obama loving, s***.Ewe, he looks like a grandpa. HOPE HE GETS THAT PENIS THAT HE CRAVES IN JAIL.

952 days ago
64.

courtney    

YES! Smart man! His celebrity status with this arrest will bring attention to the cause! KONY is not the only evil "man" (so not deserving of that title) out there that needs to be brought to justice!

952 days ago
65.

diana    

Good for you george, they need all the help they can get,

952 days ago
66.

Delaware D    

FREE GEORGE CLOONEY!

952 days ago
67.

cece    

@ KJT!! WELL SAID!!

952 days ago
68.

rosebud    

good,now keep him and his liberal ass in jail,is this for the cameras george?

952 days ago
69.

rosa    

George Clooney can suck balls. Why doesn't have donate several of his millions & fix the situation all by himself. He's gotta ask us normal, struggling, average people to fight his cause. Lock him up & throw away the key. Too bad that won't happen.

952 days ago
70.

Gretel    

I think he should be given house arrest and immediately turned over to my custody.

952 days ago
71.

Joanna    

George should stop to try to become a hero! He should try to save the American people that need help. Where are the black so called leaders? Where is Jesse and all the other tax cheaters? If Clooney has money to spend he should help the black children that are homeless because of Obama.

952 days ago
72.

D    

You people are ASSES who don't understand and respect what George & Nick are trying to do for these people! Look at the video...this is not the first one, and they have been bringing attention to this part of the world for a very long time now. Stop being so naive and stupid! Yes...he and his father ARE experts about what is going on there and what needs to be done to change things. These people are experiencing what is called GENOCIDE. Do you know what that means? It means = "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group"! George & Nick are leading the figth to stop this! It's like another Holocaust! Grow Up!

952 days ago
73.

bambam4LSU     

Another Jimmy Carter wanna help the WHOLE world the be perfect,,, GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not happening, who is going to shine your shoes?

952 days ago
74.

Gaynor Jones    

He's an overpaid actor he'll get a slap on the wrist, guaranteed. George go get a REAL job instead of wasting your life pretending to be other people you're not.

BTW? Kiebler is just using you to further her career. And you have a NO TOUCH POLICY? Sorry who the heck do you think you are? a nobody

952 days ago
75.

jeezlouise    

NOT SURPRISED THAT BARRYS MINIONS ARE DOING THE SANE USELESS "PROTEST" TO GET SOMETHING DONE. MAYBE WE CAN SEND OUR SOLDIERS THERE TO STAND AROUND AND NOT KILL THE ENEMY, LIKE IN AFGHANISTAN.

952 days ago
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