Protesters interrupt Syria hearing

A Code Pink protester interrupted the Senate’s Syria hearing before it even got underway Tuesday.

“No war in Syria,” the man yelled out as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey entered the packed hearing room.

The protester, holding pink signs that said “No military intervention in Syria,” was returned to his seat by Capitol Police. He was warned he would be kicked out if he spoke up again.

He remained at his seat as the hearing got underway holding up two anti-war signs.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) started the hearing by urging the audience not to express outbursts of approval or disapproval.

“We welcome you to be observers on this important occasion,” Menendez said. “The chair will not tolerate actions that are in violations of the committee rules.”

Another Code Pink protestor yelled out after Kerry finished his remarks. The woman was escorted out of the hearing room by Capitol Police.

--This report was updated at 3:29 p.m.