Only moments after STAND’s Student Director Daniel Solomon spoke earlier today, George Clooney, UEG President Tom Andrews, Enough Project’s John Prendergast, NAACP President Ben Jealous, and U.S. Repesentative McGovern (D-MA) were arrested for crossing a police line outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C.
This coalition joined together for a National Day of Action to protest an impending humanitarian disaster in Sudan. Clooney and others broke the police line to symbolize the need for the United States government and the international community to break the blockade that Sudan has placed on humanitarian aid to the country.
Speaking shortly before his arrest, Clooney said, "Immediately, we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."
Today, we made some noise for Sudan. Help us amplify Clooney’s message and make some more noise.
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