George Clooney, not only is he talented, ridiculously handsome, intelligent and charming but he cares, and he cares a lot. George Clooney has been an avid and very vocal political activist for years. On Friday Morning, is was reported that George along with his 78-year-old father Nick Clooney were handcuffed and arrested in Washington D.C.. Why?
The Clooney’s (along with – as MSNBC reported – “Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.)”) were arrested outside the Sudanese embassy. They were all there to protest against the treatment of the Sudan government towards their people, which includes the blockage of food and aid. Clooney just got back from a visit to the devastated country, where he saw the conditions first hand.
A large crowd had gathered outside the embassy where Clooney spoke saying they wanted, “the (Sudanese) government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them, and stop starving them.” They Associated Press noted that the group held signs that said, “Sudan: Stop Weapons of Mass Starvation.”
The group was warned three times to get off the embassy land (which is private property) but they refused. That is when the group was arrested, handcuffed and taken away in a police van. Was it really necessary to handcuff George Clooney and his dad?
George Clooney may be the before mentioned things – “talented, ridiculously handsome, intelligent and charming,” but what is really impressive is his outspoken activism, let’s hope everyone is listening.
You can listen for yourself right here with this video from the arrest: