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George Clooney released
George Clooney has been released after he was arrested during a protest outside Sudan's embassy in Washington DC. The actor was protesting against Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, The Associated Press reports.
George Clooney has been arrested in Washington
US entertainment website TMZ reported that George used his one phone call after he was arrested to call his mum - bless!
When he was released, Clooney revealed that he was hoping to bring attention to situation in Sudan - he said:
"We are trying to bring attention to an ongoing emergency. Our job right now is to bring attention to it. One of those ways was apparently getting arrested."
He then added, "You never know if you are accomplishing anything. We hope that this brings attention to it. We hope that people understand that there really is a ticking clock on this and we really need to get moving."
The actor and active campaigner met with President Barack Obama at the Whitehouse on Friday 16 March to draw attention to the ongoing problems in Sudan.
Clooney and the protesters have accused al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.
The group of people who were arrested, including Clooney, were warned a number of times not to cross police borders outside the Sudanese Embassy, but they failed to adhere and were handcuffed and put in a US Secret Service vehicle.
On Wednesday, Clooney had spoken before members of Congress about the worsening situation in Sudan, stating: "What you see is a constant drip of fear."
Clooney's spokesperson commented on the arrest.
"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."
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george please, don`t lose your cool, we all know what`s going on it`s only a matter of time, the years have taken a toll on all of us ...
I thought you were being sarcastic...but you're not. He doesn't give a s**t about those people, and neither do the hordes of other celebrities who campaign for such things! Which apparently, don't visit the rock you've been living under. He's just trying to make himself look good, it's the same reason they all own a **** prius. Because it makes them look good and then they can make smug, self satisfied statements about how bad they feel about all this humanitarian bulls**t which has never once affected their rich, happy, money-filled lives. They don't care, no one really cares that much. I'm not saying it's not horrible, but you can't change they way the world works.
Typical American publicity seeking ****.
While millions starve in the US.
While millions die for lack of affordable medical help.
While US policy kills countless thousands around the world.
The likes of Clooney (Looney?) posture and pose for the cameras.
Enough to make me vomit.
Lock him up and throw away the key.
Or better still give him a month inside...he will come out with a well used hole that you could drive a truck through.
Thats right Mr Izzard, only politicians have the right to speak out against injustice!
Very upstandin?.A bit like Cameron dashing to Obamas aid over the looney soldier shooting incident.Why though,and what will be the outcome?
Probably more bombs going off over here in retaliation, I shouldn't wonder.Thanks.Well done Dave.
'Do you think one man can make a difference Mr. Oppenheimer?'
God I'm bored.
Those who can........do.
Those who can not......Teach
Those who neither can or can not become politicians.
You say naysayers, I say realists. Who don't just worship anyone who appears on the cover of OK magazine.
I know exactly what sort of comment I should be making . . . which is why I made it. Some might call it 'Troll Baiting', others might see it as just ill-informed nonsense. Either way it will always bring out the very worst in certain people.
Have a splendid weekend.
'to compare is to diminish. It is great that people are interested in different causes & not all the same one.
hey Adam - Through trial and error the world has really moved from 'buying up a load of food and aid, charter a plane there and actually go round handing it out to the people who need it' as this creates a cycle of dependency and no sustainable development. Though I dodn't agree 100% with what George Clooney is doing, his way is probably more sustainable than yours beucase once these people have their freedom they will be able to work to get themselves out of poverty rather than wait for 'handouts from charter planes'.