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Eight activists protesting the expulsion of aid groups in Darfur have been arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

Humanitarian leaders and five U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were led away from the embassy in handcuffs Monday after crossing a police line.

The activists are urging world leaders to take a stand against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s decision to expel 16 aid agencies from Darfur.

I’d be down with whatever representatives Edwards and Ellison were down with. Those two are good people and good politicians. More background on the expulsion of aid groups from Darfur and what that will mean in terms of increased suffering:

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