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Rep. John Lewis: George Floyd Video 'Made Me Cry'

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (Melina Mara/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 04 June 2020 02:20 PM

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., says watching the video of George Floyd die brought him to tears.

Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader, made his comments during a Thursday interview on “CBS This Morning.”

“The way this young man died, watching the video, it made me so sad,” he said. “It was so painful. It made me cry. I kept saying to myself, 'How many more? How many more young black men will be murdered?' The madness must stop.”

Floyd died while in police custody in Minneapolis. A video shows a police officer with his knee pressed against Floyd’s neck as the victim gasped for air. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Four police officers are being held on criminal charges. One of them is accused of murder.

Lewis praised those who demonstrated against the police action.

“It was very moving, very moving to see hundreds and thousands of people from all over America and around the world take to the streets to speak up, to speak out, to get in what I call 'good trouble,' but to get into it. And because of the action of young and old, black, white, Latino, Asian American and Native American, because people cried and prayed, people would never ever forget what happened and how it happened.”

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., says watching the video of George Floyd die brought him to tears. Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader, made his comments during a Thursday interview on "CBS This Morning." "The way this young man died, watching the video, it made me...
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