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Clooney arrested at Sudan protest in D.C.

March 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- George Clooney's publicist says the actor and his TV personality father, Nick, were arrested in Washington Friday during a protest over the crisis in the Sudan.

"They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children," said the film star's publicist, Stan Rosenfield. "They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world."

TMZ said the Clooneys were arrested by the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service for crossing a police line in front of the Sudanese Embassy. They were charged with a misdemeanor offense, along with Martin Luther King III.

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