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Clooney arrested during protest outside Sudanese Embassy

Posted on March 17th, 2012 at 1:45 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Actor George Clooney was detained Friday morning during a protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

On Wednesday, Clooney testified before Congress about “a campaign of murder” under way in Sudan, where villagers run for the hills to hide from bombings on a daily basis.

“What you see is a constant drip of fear,” Clooney said, a day after returning from a trip in which he and a small team of fellow activists managed to enter one of the most devastated areas, the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.

“We found children filled with shrapnel, including a 9-year-old boy who had both of his hands blown off,” Clooney told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

And at the same time, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt were inside the Sudanese Embassy stealing a huge diamond.

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