Actor Noah Wyle was arrested on Monday for taking part in a protest in Washington, DC. The "ER" star and about 100 other activists were a part of the grassroots group ADAPT's attempt to voice their opposition to budget cuts that would reduce in-home medical services for the elderly and disabled.
"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," Wyle said in a statement released through his representatives.
ADAPT is an acronym for Americans Disabled for Access to Public Transit, and the group says in a statement on its website that it organizes activists to engage in nonviolent action that works to ensure civil rights for people with disabilities.
by RTT Staff Writer
For comments and feedback: email@example.com