Actor George Clooney was a free man Friday afternoon after his arrest in Washington, D.C., during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy, two days after dining with the president at a White House state dinner and testifying before Congress about a mounting humanitarian crisis in the African country.

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.


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