Well, he’s not George Clooney, but he can still get arrested for protesting like a pro.
Actor Noah Wyle got the cuffs slapped on him Monday for protesting against Medicaid cuts on Capitol Hill.
Wyle was acting as part of ADAPT, a national disability rights activist group, currently in Washington D.C. as part of their “My Medicaid Matters” campaign. The aim of the movement is to convey the “real people” aspect of those receiving Medicaid.
A spokesperson for the US Capital Police tells Hollyscoop that Wyle is being cited for unlawful conduct for a demonstration in a capital building.
According to Wyle and the ADAPT organization, proposed cuts in Medicaid spending would force the elderly and those suffering with disabilities to seek out nursing homes and other institutions because they will no longer receive the services they require to remain independent.
76 demonstrators total – many in wheelchairs – were cuffed at the Cannon House Office Building today. The protest is expected to continue through April 26.
Wyle is currently being held in custody and being processed by Capitol Police. According to the spokesperson, there has been no indication as to whether Wyle will make bail or if he will be required to appear in court.
The former “ER” and "Falling Skies" actor got involved with the organization serving as ADAPT’s “Celebrity Fun Runner” in Sunday’s fundraising “Fun Run for Disability Rights.”
Message heard, Noah. Hope you get out soon!
Wyle’s rep could not be reached for comment on the arrest.