July 27, 2020

US civil rights icon John Lewis lying in state at Capitol

Washington (AFP) – The body of Congressman John Lewis was lying in state at the US Capitol on Monday as Americans paid their final tributes to the civil rights icon.Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and Vice President Mike Pence were among those expected to pay their respects.Lewis, a 17-term Democratic member of the US House of Representatives from the southern state of Georgia, died of pancreatic cancer on July 17 at the age of 80.A military honor guard escorted Lewis’ flag-draped casket into the rotunda of the US Capitol, a rarely bestowed honor, after a …

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