Rep. McGovern arrested on misdemeanor charges

Congressman Jim McGovern and four other members of congress were arrested this morning after protesting “crimes against humanity” in Sudan.

McGovern- who was arrested three years ago for a similar protest against the Darfurian situation – was prepared to be locked up, reportedly showing up sans tie and belt.

According to Boston.com,

The lawmakers — who also included Democratic Representatives John Lewis of Georgia, Donna Edwards of Maryland, Lynn Woolsey of California, and Keith Ellison of Minnesota — want the Sudanese government to allow international aid organizations back into Darfur to ease the escalating humanitarian crisis there. Further, the group wants President Obama to pressure the international community — including China, which has influence in Sudan — to force the Sudanese government into action.

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