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AFP wants its protesters to behave

Protests of health care reform organized by Americans for Prosperity and other conservative groups have turned a bit ugly. At a town hall meeting Sunday in Pennsylvania, some audience members heckled and booed Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Other members of Congress have had meetings ambushed by chanting crowds. Americans for Prosperity is disavowing such disruptions and is urging its protesters to act in a civil and courteous manner. "We never condone disruptive behavior," wrote AFP president Tim Phillips. "It is disappointing to hear reports of some individuals acting inappropriately at some of the congressional events."