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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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76.

Sin D    

This ain't politics, it's humanity and at least he is doing something about INSTEAD OF BEING A TROLL HIDING BEHIND A KEYBOARD DOING NOTHING AND PUTTING HIM DOWN.

953 days ago
77.

Sheila Shigley    

Free publicity for this 3rd rated actor who does not know how to act. He is a disgrace to all the actors who know how to act!

953 days ago
78.

CC    

He should have protested in Sudan.....

953 days ago
79.

myopinion    

Love you George stand up for what you believe in...LOVE YOU GEORGE!!!!!

953 days ago
80.

nikyalexandria    

everyone worried about everyone else except the ppl here in the usa. like damn !

953 days ago
81.

luigi    

George.... immagina..... puoi!!!

953 days ago
82.

Beats    

So he goes from a date with the presidents wife next day a date with the cops for what? "Humanatarian purposes"!Once again "HERE WE GO AGAIN" With the propaganda people been killing and doing things to people that go against human right for centuries long before americas existence! All of sudden Africas a threat! Ooww I get since where bankrupt someone has to pay right ? Why not Africa look this video looks staged and probibly rehearsed a couple times before it was shot! I like when he talks about the rocks and bombs!The government doesnt care about anyone lets be serious if they cared about why do they put floride in our water pesticeds in our fruits and vegetables and hormones for our meats! This is pure propaganda and its so abvious come on now!

953 days ago
83.

Don José Manuel Fernando Villareal de Assumpción Gómez Bolaños Smith     

Those Hollywood 'stars' are a bunch of morons, but this is actually a great cause. The Sudanese government (Islamic) is chasing and slaughtering its Christians citizens for quite some time.

George Bush is regarded there as a hero for his support for the creation of South Sudan. Obama, on the other side, is always pandering Muslims and asking for their forgiveness...

As bad as Bush was, Obama managed to be worse.
And let's call it by name: It's a GENOCIDE perpetrated by an Islamic government against non-Muslims.

953 days ago
84.

Hello is anybody in there?    

Didn't Sudan sign a peace agreement with Darfur last year? What is he protesting? Shouldn't he be protesting against China and Russia for undermining the sanctions during the war in Darfur? So many questions that he will never answer.

953 days ago
85.

Shroomduke    

Good for George, one of the few people with a face and a voice we all know and respect working to make the world a better place by advocating for those silent faceless victims of rape, murder and worse.

How anyone can trash him as a "Liberal douche-bag" for something like this.
Is that your Good Christian Values or your idea of
compassionate conservatism?

953 days ago
86.

wiptidoo    

What a vain little idiot-"Look at me I am a movie star, I can do what I want and go where I want" So the laws don't apply to his stupid but-is that what he thinks??? Stay in jail you jerk!

953 days ago
87.

wiptidoo    

Bobble-head George-can't act anymore so this is how he gets attention!

953 days ago
88.

Oh Snap    

If you haven't noticed, check out how tight those zip ties are....

http://pinterest.com/pin/106819822381739361/

953 days ago
89.

itsnoise    

Never seen those zippy cuffs so loose. Props to the police for not being a **** to our man.

953 days ago
90.

Delaware D    

FREE CLOONEY!

953 days ago
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