George Clooney Arrested and Handcuffed During Protest

George Clooney has been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis. Clooney, a long time political activist, was arrested and handcuffed while protesting country’s blockage of food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains area of the country, and the treatment of the Sudanese people.

Speaking to the crowd Clooney said he wanted “the (Sudanese) government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them, and stop starving them.”

Clooney’s publicist Stan Rosenfield told TMZ, “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.”

Others arrested during the protest include Martin Luther King III, George’s father Nick Clooney,78, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.).

Update: Clooney has bailed himself out of jail for a whooping $100.