2 Mass. Congressmen Arrested Outside Sudan Embassy

Two Massachusetts congressmen have been arrested outside the Sudan embassy in Washington, D.C.

Rep. John Olver and Rep. Jim McGovern were among about a dozen people arrested for crossing the police line outside the embassy.

The protesters accuse Sudan's 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.

Actor George Clooney and his father were also arrested in the protest.

This program aired on March 16, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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