This is a MAJOR issue that cannot go unnoticed!
Actor George Clooney, various members of Congress, Martin Luther King III as well as other human rights leaders, were ARRESTED today outside of the Sudanese Embassy!!!
While protesting to help save the lives of 500,000 people in Sudan, arrests were made for civil disobedience after refusing to leave the scene.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has created a blockade which is PREVENTING food and humanitarian aid from making its way to villagers in regions of Sudan!!
Bashir sent in forces to BOMB fields last July and August, which has prevented the Sudanese from growing crops, leading to a dire food shortage.
USAID is now saying that this blockade will SOON bring the regions to near famine!!!
United to End Genocide President Tom Andrews spoke to the crowd:
“It is unacceptable and inexcusable that Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir—an internationally criminal wanted for war crimes and genocide—is getting away with bombing, starving and displacing hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State.”
It is UNBELIEVABLE how the Sudanese government is allowing this to happen!
We hope the United States steps in soon to help, before it's too late!!!
[Image via Daniel Deme/Wenn.]
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