Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.
Clooney’s publicist Stan Rosenfield tells 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.”
Sources connected with George tell us he feels good about the arrest because it puts the spotlight on the crisis.
We’re told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, Martin Luther King III and George’s father … Nick Clooney. Clooney recently shot a short documentary about the situation in Sudan, which he released on EnoughProject.com. WARNING — Video contains VERY graphic content.