George Clooney Arrested: Post-Jail Interview

Actor cracks jokes after protest against Sudanese government in D.C.
1:57 | 03/16/12

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-- George Clooney was arrested today along with his father he was in Washington delivering a message -- -- with -- Jon -- as -- as those -- came off. It started as a simple protest in front of the Sudanese embassy. Our I don't warning you will be erected. George Clooney's father and fifteen others refuse to lead and were hauled off. He -- -- my father ministries. Seven years old never runner up. And odd twist in a whirlwind trip to Washington -- Clooney on Capitol Hill at the White House. Has pushed for action to stop the government of Sudan from once again slaughtering its citizens. We need humanitarian aid to be allowed -- -- with the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Immediately. This is no fly by night Hollywood cause Clooney has been -- -- six times. Most recently to the Nuba mountain region when the government is bombing villages in blocking food aid in a battle against anti government rebels. It's sad replay of a crisis we saw firsthand. In Darfur. The UN says there are now a staggering one point eight million refugees living in camps like this one here in -- -- -- spent a couple of hours behind bars paid a 100 dollar fine and was freed. Not quite ocean's eleven. Although like all prisoners he was forced to turn over -- personal belongings and even his shoelaces and his belt. Afterwards we talked to him about his most recent trip to Sudan. And we just can't say it was really. The -- Clooney share his jail cell with more than a dozen other protesters. How they tree in their. It was really rough you can imagine -- I never gonna -- that these guys. And it is your first arrest ever or is my first arrest thanks for asking. And let's -- -- my life. Jonathan Karl ABC news Washington.

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