Rep. McGovern, others arrested at Sudanese Embassy

posted by Mike on March 16th, 2012

Washington Post:

George Clooney and several of his activist colleagues were arrested and taken away in handcuffs outside the Sudan embassy on Massachusetts Avenue in on Friday morning.

Before their arrest, the assembled group of congressmen, religious leaders and cultural icons spoke about the humanitarian crisis faced by hundreds of thousands of Sudanese who have been prevented from receiving international aid by president Bashir.

Worcester’s Rep. Jim McGovern was among those arrested.

More at Amnesty International.

Last week, Rep. McGovern introduced the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2012, “To require the development of a comprehensive strategy to end serious human rights violations in Sudan, to create incentives for governments and persons to end support of and assistance to the Government of Sudan, to reinvigorate genuinely comprehensive peace efforts in Sudan, and for other purposes.”

See also: McGovern’s 2006 arrest at the Embassy, McGovern’s 2009 arrest at the Embassy, various Darfur posts on this blog, Darfur Genocide on Trial, Protesting/Landscaping at the Embassy

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