There are many people in Hollywood who have a long sheet of arrests. But not all of them have to do with driving under the influence and other careless offenses. There have been celebrities who decided to use their platform for good. They decided to join protesters to speak out for what they believe to be right, and even got arrested in the process. Most of the time the celebrities get to walk away with a fine. But there are those who also did jail time for protesting. Here are 10 celebrities who were arrested while protesting.
1. George Clooney
The Oscar winner joined a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. back in 2012. The protesters were trying to address the violence against civilians in the area. He along with other protesters were then arrested. The crowd was peaceful as they were arrested and taken away. They were reportedly chanting “al-Bashir to the ICC” as this was happening. Clooney was charged with disorderly crossing of a police line and paid a $100 fine.
“We are here really to ask two very simple questions,” he said according to CNN. “The first question is something immediate — and immediately, we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.” The second thing “is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women, and children. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That’s all we ask.”