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Video shows protesters interrupt first super committee meeting

Chris Moody
The Ticket

The congressional "super committee" on deficit reduction got off to a rocky start this morning.

About 25 shouting protesters from the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Our DC flooded the House office building where lawmakers were holding the first meeting of the bi-partisan meeting Thursday, shouting "Jobs Now!" in the hallway outside the meeting room.

The demonstration forced the lawmakers to halt the meeting for several minutes. Capitol Hill Police gave the members of group a warning; the protestors left before any arrests were made.

You can watch the video below:

A few members of the anti-war group Code Pink were sitting in on the meeting and joined the demonstration. The two groups are not associated and did not coordinate, Our DC spokesman James Adams told The Ticket.

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