The protest and subsequent arrest was an attempt to draw attention the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, and Clooney has been applauded by many for his efforts.
Nevertheless, just because something is noble and important, doesn't mean the internet won't make it funny. Since the news of the actor's arrest took over Twitter for several hours today, we decided to round up the funniest tweets and present them to you below. Check them out and vote for your favorite.
(And for more information on the crisis in the Sudan and what you can do to help, visit Amnesty.org.)