Actor George Clooney tried to help end hunger in Sudan but ended up being detained!
George Clooney and his father were arrested Friday during a protest outside the Sudanese Embass.
The arrests come after Clooney met this week with Obama and testified in the Senate to engage China on stopping a humanitarian crisis in that part of Africa.
The protesters accuse Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.
Clooney, his father, Nick Clooney, and others were arrested after being warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy.
George Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.
We're told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, Martin Luther King III and George's father ... Nick Clooney.
George and his dad were released after paying a $100 fine.
George Clooney said he did not know if his actions would make a difference but that he at least wanted to make more people aware.
"It's such a silly thought to think you're actually succeeding in any of this...But if it's loud enough and you keep making it loud enough at the very least people will know about it, and you can't say we didn't know. That's the first step."
Check out this documentary, before the arrest, where George shows us the crimes in Sudan that he wants to bring light to and help stop!