George Clooney on His Arrest: 'I'm Just Trying to Raise Attention'


George Clooney


In an statement released after his arrest in Washington D.C., the actor admitted that it is embarrassing to get arrested but he was glad.

Right before his arrest in front of Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C., George Clooney stated it clear that he knew he was "standing on the right side of history". The actor, accompanied by a number of political figures as well as his father, has been fighting for the Darfur crisis for years, getting himself handcuffed this time in a protest against the starvation movement made by the government.

"I'll stand together here with my father, so that at one moment in time when you people ask you where were you, where did you stand I want to say I'm standing on the right side of history," the actor told NBC's Andrea Mitchell before police escorted him away. He and the rest of the protesters were placed in the back of a Secret Service van.

Later after the arrest had been made, the actor released a statement via his rep, saying, "They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world."

Clooney added, "I'm just trying to raise attention. Let your Congress know, let your president know. It's actually a humiliating thing to be arrested no matter what you do, but I'm glad to be standing here with my father."





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