09/03/2013 02:47 pm ET | Updated Sep 03, 2013

Anti-War Protester Escorted Out Of Room Ahead Of Syria Hearing (VIDEO)

An anti-war protester crashed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on Syria Tuesday, but was escorted out before the hearing began.

"No war in Syria!" the protester yelled.

CSPAN tweeted a photo of the protester, part of the group Code Pink:

Prior to the hearing's start a Code Pink protester at the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte. Watch LIVE on C-SPAN. pic.twitter.com/j42Wg9wInW

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 3, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel were among those testifying at the hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria.

UPDATE -- 3:15 p.m.: Another Code Pink protester interrupted the hearing, yelling, "The American people do not want this!"

Kerry responded to the protester, saying she reminded him of himself.

"The first time I protested before this committee, when I was 27 years old, I had very similar feelings to that protestor," Kerry said.

"I think we can all respect those who have a different point of view," Kerry continued.


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