'Bloodied hands' protesters try to disrupt Kerry hearing

Protesters tried to interrupt the US Secretary of State John Kerry as he made the case for military action against Syria at a House of Representatives hearing.

Secretary of State John Kerry seen with the protesters' hands in the background. Credit: APTN

Seated behind Kerry, some of the demonstrators held their hands, which were painted red, in the air as he spoke, whilst others had pink tape strapped across their mouths.

The demonstrators hold up their hands which are painted red. Credit: APTN

At one point, a man wearing a sign on his shirt saying "US out of Syria" stood up and walked past Kerry, holding up a small sign that read, "Killing poor people is patriotic"