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The Clooneys give $1m to combat hate groups

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:56

George and Amal Clooney have announced that they will be donating $1 million to a U.S. non-proft that monitors extremists and hate groups. Rollo Ross reports.

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In response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups. The couple, who recently became parents after their twins Ella and Alexander were born in June released a joint statement about the incident which saw a woman die while protesting against white nationals. They said "What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate." The donation comes from the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which the couple established in 2016 to promote justice in classrooms and courtrooms around the world.

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The Clooneys give $1m to combat hate groups

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:56