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George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

George Clooney and his father were arrested Friday during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy
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The actor said he has asked President Barack Obama to engage China on stopping a humanitarian crisis in northern Africa.

The protesters accuse Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county’s border region with South Sudan.

Clooney, his father, Nick Clooney, and others including Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia, NAACP President Ben Jealous and Martin Luther King III, were arrested after being warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. They were handcuffed and placed into a U.S. Secret Service van.

The arrest came after Clooney met this week with Obama, testified in the Senate and attended a state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Clooney told The Associated Press before he was arrested that he can only hope to draw attention to the crisis in Sudan but that he doesn’t know if any progress has been made. He said he was impressed, though, with Obama’s engagement on the issue.

“It’s amazing to sit down with a world leader who knows all of the intricacies of what’s going on in Sudan,” he said.

The actor said he asked Obama to involve China more in pushing for a solution in Sudan. He said international leaders need to “follow the money” flowing to Sudan’s leaders to expose corruption.

“This is a moment where we have a chance to do something because if we don’t, in the next three to four months, there’s going to be a real humanitarian disaster,” Clooney said before his arrest.

“It’s such a silly thought to think you’re actually succeeding in any of this,” he said. “But if it’s loud enough and you keep making it loud enough at the very least people will know about it, and you can’t say we didn’t know. That’s the first step.”
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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)


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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

I'm sorry for the Sudanese and all that, but I just wish these American celebrities would call more attention to the problems in the US. Or maybe they do, and I just don't hear about it.

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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

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I'm sorry for the Sudanese and all that, but I just wish these American celebrities would call more attention to the problems in the US. Or maybe they do, and I just don't hear about it.
Well, you either care or you dont.

I care about the situation but anything short of removing the people in power wont work.

You cant win in places where there are tribal/religious differences. The ME has shown us the folly of that.

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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

Not to mention the people in power have our media under their control as well as having the lives of most stars on control to some degree. So yeah stuff like this gets attention...stars in the US talking about US issues live short lives.

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Not to mention the people in power have our media under their control as well as having the lives of most stars on control to some degree. So yeah stuff like this gets attention...stars in the US talking about US issues live short lives.
Stephen Colbert is still breathing and he testified to congress about illegal immigration.

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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

Pft like Clooney gives a shit about getting arrested. He can pay his way out if he wants.


And if he can't he'll just go to country club prison.


Also Obama won't give a shit unless he can profit from it.

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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

Why does everybody worry about other countries? It's America that needs to get back into order, we don't need to sit here and worry about other countries >__>

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Re: George Clooney in Cuffs, Arrested While Protesting (March 16, 2012)

Zoom in on his hands. When was the last time you saw somone with such loose bounds? Never? Coz it's never for me. Another example of the sheltered lives the rich and famous live

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