USA: Locals flock to giant John Lewis mural paying respect to deceased civil rights leader

Atlanta locals were seen laying flowers and notes near a giant mural of John Lewis, an American civil rights leader, and politician who died the day before, Saturday. «I appreciate the fight that he fought in for so many people just for human rights,» said one of the locals. Another mourner added that she felt gratitude to him for «his fight for civil rights and justice and people's rights and all he has done for the city of Atlanta and our country.» John Lewis was a US Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district and a prominent civil rights leader, who helped end racial segregation in the US. He died at the age of 80 because of pancreatic cancer on July 17.

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