George Clooney was arrested outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. earlier today.
The actor and human rights activist planned a peaceful protest outside of Sudan embassy's Massachusetts Avenue embassy, because of the country's blockade of humanitarian aide.
They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on it's own innocent men, women and children, Clooney's publicist, Stan Rosenfield told TMZ. They were demanding huminitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest huminitarian crisis in the world.
It is illegal to stand on the private property outside of the embassy. Several others were arrested along with Clooney including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, Martin Luther King III and Clooney's father, Nick Clooney.
This is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children, Clooney said according to USA Today. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That's all we ask.
Clooney and his father were arrested by the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and are currently being held in a D.C. police station. They have been charged with crossing a police line, which is a misdemeanor offense.
He's being charged currently with disorderly crossing of a police line which is a misdemeanor and he will be transported to the second district of the Metropolitan Police Department for processing, Max Milien, spokesman for the Secret Service, told People Magazine.
On Wednesday Clooney testified in front of Congress about the situation in Sudan and attended the State Dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House. On Thursday Clooney met with President Obama to discuss Sudan.
I don't make policy, Clooney told the Washington Post. All I really can do is amplify the situation and help to bring a spotlight to it.
Clooney is scheduled to make an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday.