Civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at US Capitol

Leaders in Congress announced Thursday that the late civil rights icon, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.The public can pay their respects on Monday from approximately 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Leaders noted there will be special coronavirus precautions, including physical distancing, in place and visitors will have to adhere to a Washington, D.C. mayoral order to wear masks there.Above video: House holds moment of silence for Rep. John LewisA procession through Washington will also occur.”The family requests that members of the public do not travel to Washington, D.C. from across the country to pay their respects at the U.S. Capitol given the COVD-19 pandemic,” congressional leaders said. “Virtual tributes may be posted online using the hashtags #BelovedCommunity or #HumanDignity.”

Leaders in Congress announced Thursday that the late civil rights icon, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The public can pay their respects on Monday from approximately 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Leaders noted there will be special coronavirus precautions, including physical distancing, in place and visitors will have to adhere to a Washington, D.C. mayoral order to wear masks there.

Above video: House holds moment of silence for Rep. John Lewis

A procession through Washington will also occur.

“The family requests that members of the public do not travel to Washington, D.C. from across the country to pay their respects at the U.S. Capitol given the COVD-19 pandemic,” congressional leaders said. “Virtual tributes may be posted online using the hashtags #BelovedCommunity or #HumanDignity.”