George Clooney and Father Arrested Over the Weekend [VIDEO]
George Clooney and his 78-year old father Nick were among the many protestors that were arrested Friday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. They were part of a staged protest against the country’s president, Omar al-Bashir, who’s not allowing humanitarian aid to get to his people. Clooney and all the protestors were warned that they would be arrested if they didn’t step off the embassy property. Clooney attempted to cross the police line, so they arrested him on the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. As Clooney was being taken away in handcuffs, he said that he wanted the government to “stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children and to stop raping them and stop starving them.” About 15 other protestors, including his father, Martin Luther King the Third and a few congressmen were also taken into custody.
Clooney was released later that afternoon after paying a $100 bond. He gave a press conference after bailing out of jail and said that he was happy that his arrest brought attention to the matter.