Protests are common, particularly in the face of recent developments in the event that the Supreme Court Justice decides to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision.
The public frequently holds the misconception that celebrities are detached from everyday life. On the other hand, over the past few years, we’ve witnessed an increasing number of celebrities using their platforms to voice their opinions on a variety of social and political issues. Celebrities are using their star power to make a difference in the world, and they are doing so in a variety of ways, including participating in demonstrations, giving money to charitable organizations, and bringing attention to issues through the use of social media.
There have been instances where famous people have been arrested while protesting for their cause. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most notable celebrities that go to the slammer for protesting.
#1 Alyssa Milano
Milano was arrested because she sent a letter to the Biden administration and the Senate in October 2021 urging them to use the power at their disposal to protect voters’ rights.
#2 Cole Sprouse
#3 Lily Tomlin
In December 2019, the actress was detained during a climate change demonstration in Washington, D.C., alongside her Grace & Frankie co-star Fonda. The actress was overcome with happiness as she was being led away from the Capitol by police officers.
#4 Jane Fonda
The actress has made a commitment to fight against climate change by protesting at the United States Capitol on every Friday until January 2020, or until she is arrested, whichever comes first.
#5 Martin Sheen
When the actor was attending one of Jane Fonda’s climate demonstrations in Washington, District of Columbia, in January of 2020, he was placed in handcuffs.
#6 Joaquin Phoenix
In January 2020, the Joker actor was detained during one of Jane Fonda’s climate protests in Washington, D.C. According to CNN, during his lecture, Phoenix expressed his disapproval of the meat and dairy industries for the roles they play in contributing to the climate crisis.
#7 Cynthia Nixon
In 2002, the star of “Sex and the City” was arrested outside of New York City’s City Hall for the purpose of lobbying for increased funding for the city’s public schools.
#8 Amy Schumer
In October 2018, the I Feel Pretty actress was detained for protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation while holding a “We believe Anita Hill” poster and wearing a green blouse with the words “This today, then #ERA” scribbled on the back. Due to the insignificant violation, Schumer was given a $50 fine.
#9 Busy Philipps
The Dawson’s Creek alum was arrested in June 2022 after protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade outside the Supreme Court. After Philipps was detained at a pro-choice rally, she posted a message on her Instagram profile in which she discussed the importance of fighting for the rights of everyone, including women’s rights.
#10 Porsha Williams
In July 2020, the Real Housewives of Atlanta actress was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, for protesting the death of Breonna Taylor. Williams was one of several people who were arrested during a peaceful protest that took place in front of the home of the Attorney General of Kentucky, Daniel Cameron.
#11 Ted Danson
In October of 2019, the star of the NBC sitcom The Good Place was all smiles as he was being led away from the rally by the police.
#12 Jaime King
In June of 2020, Jaime King was detained for participating in a peaceful protest. The actress reveals she was handcuffed at a Los Angeles protest and transported to San Pedro in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
#13 Shaina Taub
While Shaina Taub and her husband were cheering on a peaceful protest on their block in June 2020, they were arrested on the stoop of their building on the Upper West Side just after 8 o’clock in the evening.
#14 Sam Waterson
#15 George Clooney
In 2012, the actor best known for his role in the film Descendants was among the many protesters who were arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., including his own father, Nick Clooney. The performer voiced their disapproval of the way the government of Sudan treats its citizens by abusing them and denying them access to humanitarian aid. Because he crossed a police line in an unruly manner, he was given a misdemeanor charge and a fine of one hundred dollars.
#16 Emily Ratajkowski
#17 Shailene Woodley
#18 Susan Sarandon
#19 Woody Harrelson
#21 Yasiin Bey
Mos Def, the rapper, was detained after staging a guerrilla performance outside the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio Music Hall in New York City. The politically charged freestyle rap song “Katrina Clap” was performed by the hip-hop artist. The song was an attack on George W. Bush’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
#22 Daryl Hannah
The actress protested the authorities’ attempt to bulldoze South Central Farm in 2006 by chaining herself to a walnut tree on the Los Angeles property where the farm was located. South Central Farm was formerly regarded as the largest urban farm in the United States. In 2009, she was arrested once more for blocking State Route 3 at the Goals Coal preparation plant owned by Massey Energy. Along with 30 other activists, she was protesting the removal of mountaintops in the state of West Virginia. The actress was arrested for the third time in 2012 outside the White House in Washington, D.C., for opposing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is a system of oil pipelines in both Canada and the United States.
#23 Lucy Lawless
In 2012, the Xena: Warrior Princess actress was arrested in her home in New Zealand for camping out aboard an Arctic oil-drilling ship to raise awareness against Arctic oil drilling. She entered a guilty plea to the charge of trespassing and was given a fine of $651 (NZD) as well as 120 hours of community service as part of her sentence.
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