George Clooney & Members of Congress Arrested Calling for Human Rights in Sudan

george clooney arrested at sudan rally

George Clooney arrested at Sudan rally on March 16th (c) Amnesty International

Just now, in an effort to raise awareness and capture media attention for the critical human rights crisis in Sudan, celebrity actor and activist George Clooney, Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA), Representative Jim Moran (D-VA), Ben Jealous (head of the NAACP), Tom Andrews (President of UEG) and John Prendergast (ENOUGH), and others were arrested for civil disobedience, in protest against the Sudanese governments’ actions against innocent civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Over a hundred activists turned out to join Amnesty International and others — including congressional human rights champions and partner organizations United to End Genocide (UEG), ENOUGH, Humanity United, American Jewish World Service, TransAfrica Forum — to protest the escalating humanitarian crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile.