After a three-day advocacy tour through D.C., George Clooney (along with his father Nick) was arrested this morning in a protest outside the Sudanese embassy. Clooney, his dad, and a group of protesters that included Representative Jim Moran (VA) were handcuffed after crossing a police line three times; the demonstration was part of Clooney’s larger effort to draw attention to the brutal regime of President Omar al-Bashir and “humanitarian crisis” in Sudan. Clooney was led away peacefully (and maybe, depending on your interpretation of this photo, with a smile).
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2R) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)