Nation & World | George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest | Seattle Times Newspaper
I'd like to know what exactly they did to get charged with 'disorderly crossing of a police line'. Like, not in single file or what? There is an effort in Congress to outlaw protesting near a person with Secret Service protection. ( Bill Passes House: Protests Near Secret Service Protected Folk Effectively Outlawed - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine ) So I have little faith that they were guilty of anything other than speaking.Those arrested with him included two Democratic members of Congress — Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern and Virginia Rep. Jim Moran — Clooney's father Nick, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
The group was protesting the Sudanese hunger crisis, accusing President Omar al-Bashir of blocking food and humanitarian assistance from reaching hundreds of thousands of Sudanese.
The men were arrested by the Secret Service, which protects the embassies in the District of Columbia, and were charged with disorderly crossing of a police line, a Secret Service spokesman said. If convicted, the charge will likely result in a small fine.