DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for John Lewis:
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Description of Pictures: Due to Covid-19, this state tribute was on the steps of the Capitol and you weren't allowed into the building itself, nor could you get anywhere close to the casket itself. I was expecting horrible lines but it went fairly quickly.
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LEWIS_200728_003.JPG: Due to Covid-19, the barriers were 6 feet apart and every other lane was left open (with the yellow dots painted on the street). So you walked up one length and then came back two over.
LEWIS_200728_040.JPG: Face covering required
LEWIS_200728_058.JPG: Red Cross folks were there in case people collapsed in the heat.
LEWIS_200728_169.JPG: The C-Span (?) guy.
LEWIS_200728_194.JPG: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland came. Her t-shirt has her arrest photo and says "This is my government issued I.D."
LEWIS_200728_477.JPG: Honor John Lewis
Pass Voting Rights
LEWIS_200728_487.JPG: John Lewis for Nobel Peace Prize now more than ever
Sign and spread at change.org
LEWIS_200728_522.JPG: The woman from the Library of Congress was thrilled to see Joan and introduce her to her kids.
LEWIS_200728_658.JPG: Congressman John Lewis lay in state outside of the US Capitol on July 27 and 28, 2020. Given the heat and Covid-19 which kept a lot of people way for their own safety, the lines moved quickly. The man was universally respected.
Trump cultists said that Lewis was getting praise from both sides whereas liberals didn't praise Reagan and Scalia much when they passed. Realistically, though, Lewis tried to move the country forward while the others tried to push it back.
Also note that Obama in 2016 had US flags at half-staff for Scalia for 8 days. Trump in 2018 had flags at half-staff for John McCain for 7 days although the child president denounced the war hero classily saying "I like people who weren't captured." John Lewis? One day.
LEWIS_200728_744.JPG: One woman collapsed in the heat while I was there.
LEWIS_200728_811.JPG: Jan Kaliba from Czech Radio interviewed me afterward.
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Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer appears on:
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