George Clooney has been led away in handcuffs and it is nothing to do with his latest starring role.
The Hollywood icon was arrested in Washington DC outside Sudan’s embassy during a protest against the country’s blockade of international aid. He says it is creating a humanitarian crisis.
“We need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world,” Clooney told reporters just before his arrest.
“The second thing we are here to ask is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That’s all we ask.”
The actor and his father were held for several hours. A number of Congressmen and Martin Luther King III, the son of the slain civil rights leader, were also detained.
Clooney, who has visited Sudan, was protesting its efforts to block aid from reaching a volatile border region.