Congratulations George Clooney! He was arrested! Now before you start freaking out thinking that maybe Clooney got all gooney on us, he got arrested for a good reason and because he wanted to. Granted, getting arrested isn’t anything to brag about (unless you are DMX and that’s all you know) but when it’s as a result of a cause close to your heart, then hey. Georgie was arrested outside the Sundanese embassy in Washington WHILE protesting alongside his father journalist Nick Clooney.
He apparently had announced his protest in advance and his goal was pretty much to get cuffed.
The Guardian reports,
Joined by his father, journalist Nick Clooney, US Representative Jim Moran of Virginia and NAACP president Ben Jealous, Clooney blocked the entrance to the Sudanese embassy. Clooney and the others were given three orders to disperse by the police and refused to do so.
With his hands cuffed behind his back in white zip-ties, Clooney addressed the plight of “innocent children” in Sudan, telling the media scrum: “Stop raping them and stop starving them, that’s all that we ask.” As he was led into a police van an onlooker shouted, “Thank you, George!”
That sounds like a scene straight out of a movie!
George has long been an advocate on behalf of the Sudanese, calling on the United States to put some pressure on the Chinese to open up their southern region for relief efforts.
He has since bailed himself out of the clinker.
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