George Clooney: Released after arrest
Sunday 18, March 2012
Middle-aged hunk George Clooney has commented on his arrest.
This year's Oscar-nominee and his colleagues, including his father Nick Clooney, participated in a protest outside Sudan's embassy in Washington DC on Friday (March 16).
As Clooney and his colleagues refused to leave the area, they were led away in handcuffs by local police.
Later, the actor joked to reporters after he was released: "It is on my permanent record. And you know that that picture's going to be all over everything."
The star and his father Nick admitted they didn't know they were "not allowed to hang out at the Sudanese Embassy".
"Listen, what we've been trying to achieve today is we're trying to bring attention to an ongoing emergency," he added. "Our job right now is to try to bring attention to it, and one of those ways was, apparently, get arrested."
The reason for the demonstration was to protest Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir's alleged campaign to stop international food and aid packages from reaching the Nuba Mountains.
The 'Descendants' actor said: "We just came back, the real danger of course is there are people dying every day there... Tens of thousands of people are going to die of starvation. That's man-made. This isn't a famine, this is a man-made tragedy."
George also claimed that there is "a ticking clock" on the Sudan Crisis, and hopes that things will keep moving as there is "an awful lot that's still going on" despite the progress.