George Clooney arrested at protest in Washington

Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-16 12:12:25-04

By the CNN Wire Staff

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Police arrested George Clooney on Friday during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

Clooney met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss his concerns about Sudan.

He testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week about violence in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, a state in Sudan near its border with newly independent South Sudan.

Clooney and other activists blame the Sudanese government for attacks there that have injured and killed civilians.

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