Alyssa Milano and other stars detained or arrested protesting for a cause

The actress was arrested outside White House while protesting for voting rights

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CELEBRITY Protests

While many celebrities seem to prefer commenting on social and political issues on social media, there are plenty of others who personally join various causes, and even get detained or arrested for fighting for what they believe in.

Alyssa Milano is the latest, as the actress was one of the more than 20 protesters arrested outside the White House on October 19 while demanding that the government protect voting rights and pass the Freedom to Vote Act which would make it easier to register to vote, make Election Day a federal holiday, and allow people to use a variety of IDs to vote.

Photos showed Milano at the protest, organized by progressive group People for the American Way, leading a march before being arrested by US Park Police for refusing to clear the area, which is reportedly part of Washington D.C.'s misdemeanor law that prohibits crowding or obstructing streets or sidewalks, Deadline reports.

The activist actress later confirmed her arrest on Twitter, writing: "I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights. Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote."

Curious about more such cases? In the following gallery, scroll through some of the stars who participated in protests, demonstrations, and sit-ins, and were detained or arrested for doing so.

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