'ER' star Noah Wyle arrested in D.C. protest

April 23, 2012 at 7:34 PM ET

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He played a squeaky-clean doctor on "ER," but in real life, Noah Wyle isn't going to go down without a fight.

The former "ER" star, 40, was arrested in Washington, D.C., Monday for taking part in a protest on Capitol Hill. (One hundred of Wyle's fellow protestors were also cuffed.)

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According to the Associated Press, Wyle joined the organization ADAPT as they protested potential cuts to Medicaid in the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building. (ADAPT describes itself as a "grass-roots community" dedicated to fighting for rights for disabled Americans.)

Wyle isn't the only "ER" alum to get in trouble for his activism; his former costar George Clooney was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in DC last month for taking part in a protest against President Omar Al-Bashir.

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The actor starred in NBC's medical drama as medical student Dr. John Carter for 11 seasons of the program's nearly 15-year run; more recently, Wyle appeared in "Below the Beltway" and TNT's "Falling Skies."

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