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George Clooney among those arrested for protest outside Sudanese Embassy in Washington

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:19pm

Actor-activist George Clooney, his father and several others were arrested this morning while protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia were also arrested.

Police warned them three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy.

They taken away in handcuffed and placed in a secret service van.

The protesters accuse Sudan's president of blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba mountains at the border region with south Sudan.

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