Date: 27th August 2004

Danny Glover arrested

Danny Glover has been arrested outside the Sudan Embassy in Washington.

It happened during a protest over Sudan's humanitarian crisis.

The Lethal Weapon star was speaking to a crowd at a demo outside the embassy.

"We want an end to the hostility," said Glover.

The actor was later charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, the US Secret Service said.

The United Nations has called the situation in Sudan's Dafur region the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

The Sudanese Embassy in Washington had to shut on Monday after weeks of protests and arrests.

"We must continue to put pressure on the Sudanese government," Glover said before he was handcuffed and led away by the US Secret Service.

"We must continue to demand justice and we must continue to demand peace for the people of Dafur," he added.

Glover has caused controversy in the US before, when he signed a statement criticising American policies towards Cuba and Iraq.

Source: Press Release



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