April 25th, 2012 by faye
Film, TV and theatre actor Noah Wyle has been arrested in a political protest in Washington, D.C – following in the footsteps of his former “ER” co-star George Clooney, who also taken into police custody at a recent political protest.
According to reports, 40-year-old Noah Wyle took part in a political protest with grassroots organization ADAPT, seeking to stop cuts in funding for Medicaid which would affect medical services for the elderly.
“Today, I took part in an effort by Adapt to bring attention to the Medicaid cuts that have been made by many States and are threatened to be made on a Federal level … This issue is about Civil Rights not about medicine,” Noah Wyle said in a statement released through his representatives.
Noah Wyle and ADAPT believe cuts in Medicaid spending would force many elderly people and people with disabilities to go into nursing homes, instead of being able to receive treatment at their normal residences.
ADAPT is an acronym for Americans Disabled for Access to Public Transit. The group says in a statement on its website that it organizes activists to engage in nonviolent action that assures civil rights for people with disabilities.
Just last month, Noah Wyle’s former “E.R.” co-star George Clooney and his father Nick were arrested for protesting outside the Sudan embassy in Washington, campaigning against Sudan impeding humanitarian aid from reaching a volatile border region.