george clooney Handcuffed Celebrity Sudan - 5985008896
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Handcuffed Celebrity of the Day: George Clooney, his father Nick, congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), and NAACP President Ben Jealous were among several people arrested this morning at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

The Associated Press reports that they were escorted to the back of a US Secret Service van.

Clooney has long been a vocal adversary of the government in Khartoum, which he accuses of perpetrating humanitarian crimes against its own people.

Earlier this week, Clooney spoke at a Congressional hearing, where he testified that "a campaign of murder" was taking place in Sudan, and warned of "a real humanitarian disaster" if something wasn't done within the next few months. 

[wusa / cnn / photo: @selmatj.]