They slapped the 'cuffs on him and took him away.
Police arrested George Clooney, his dad, Nick, and other protesters outside the Embassy of Sudan in Washington this morning. (Cute mug shot alert!)
But seriously: Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous and Congressman Jim Moran were among those protesting with Clooney, according to WUSA TV. The protesters are demanding immediate action to stop Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, from blocking food and other humanitarian aid.
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. ET: Clooney was booked and released. He met the press for a few minutes, reiterating the importance of ending the starvation crisis.
Said Nick Clooney, "This ongoing drama has scarred my son and me for a number of years… We will do anything we can to ensure this treachery ends in our lifetime."
George then joked around a bit, when asked what is was like in the jail.
"It was really rough, you can imagine? Have you ever been in a cell with these guys!?"
And he smiled when asked what his girlfriend Stacy Keibler would think. "Me getting arrested? Probably thrilled," he cracked.
Was this his first arrest? "Yes, thank you for asking. And let's hope it's my last!"
Earlier, before being taken away for booking, George said, "This 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."
Police warned the group three times to move.