Following in the footsteps of his famous former co-star ... Noah Wyle has just been arrested during a political protest in Washington D.C.
Wyle, along with more than 100 members of the group ADAPT, were busted while trying to convince Congress not to cut Medicaid.
Wyle and ADAPT believe cuts in Medicaid spending would force many elderly people and people with disabilities into nursing homes ... instead of being able to receive treatment at their normal residences.
Just last month, Wyle's former "E.R." co-star George Clooney was arrested in D.C. for participating in a protest outside of the Sudanese embassy.
Clooney -- always setting the trend.