Friday, March 16, 2012
George Clooney arrested at protest outside Sudan embassy in D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Civil disobedience has never been quite so handsome.
Hollywood hunk turned human rights activist George Clooney got himself cuffed in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington Friday morning, where he, dad Nick and other activists were protesting alleged atrocities by the government’s regime.
The father-son team and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) smiled as uniformed U.S. Secret Service police -- responsible for local law enforcement outside embassies -- politely restrained and led them off.
Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said that Clooney, Moran, and activists including Ben Chavis and Martin Luther King III were charged with disorderly crossing of a police line -- a misdemeanor -- then transferred to the city’s Metro Police Department for processing.