This isn't news you get to report every day... Five members of Congress were arrested this morning outside of the Sudanese embassy during a protest of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Five members of Congress and two Darfur activists had themselves arrested Monday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Uniformed Secret Service officers put plastic handcuffs on Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), and Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), along with Save Darfur Coalition president Jerry Fowler and Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast after the group stepped behind yellow police tape in front of the embassy.
The horrible situation in Darfur seems to have slipped from the public mindset as the economic crisis, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the presidential election stole the headlines. You don't see celebrities grandstanding about the crisis any longer and no progress has been made. At least these five Congressmembers are willing to bring attention back to this atrocity.