Our chapters on civil rights and interest groups discuss protest as a political tactic. Protest sometimes involves arrest as a result of civil disobedience. One example is George Clooney, who briefly went to jail after protesting Sudanese human rights abuses:
Other celebrities have followed a similar course. Woody Harrelson faced a marijuana possession charge for planting hemp seeds as part of a crusade to legalize the plant. A Kentucky jury acquitted him. Martin Sheen, of West Wing fame, has been under arrest more than 60 times for protesting everything from human rights abuse to environmental pollution.