During a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington Friday morning, police arrested Marlborough's congressman James McGovern, actor George Clooney and others.
UPDATE, 1 p.m.: Press Secretary Michael Mershon told Patch that "He's at the 2nd District station in D.C. He will pay a small fine out of his own pocket and then be released," referring to McGovern. Worcester Magazine said that McGovern has been arrested twice before this incident on similar charges. ______________ U.S. Rep. James McGovern's (D-Worcester) official Twitter feed reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday that he had been arrested along with actor George Clooney during a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C. McGovern was there protesting what Clooney told Congress on Wednesday was a "campaign of murder" perpetrated by the Sudanese government. "Rep. McGovern, George and Nick Clooney have been arrested …
Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. James McGovern asked Labor Secretary Ray LaHood to ensure reimbursement to customers affected by the recent Direct Air announcement.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dear Secretary LaHood: As you may know, Direct Air, a South Carolina based public charter airline, cancelled all flights between March 13 and May 15, 2012. We are writing to strongly urge your Department to take swift action using all available enforcement powers to ensure that Direct Air is in compliance with federal statutes and regulations requiring that consumers who purchased air travel on Direct Air are protected and funds escrowed to reimburse them. Direct Air serves 17 cities along the East Coast, including Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester, Massachusetts. Direct Air provides services from Worcester to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and West Palm Beach, Orlando and Fort Myers in Florida. We understand Direct Air’s service …