September 20, 2020

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Barack Obama leads tributes to civil rights leader John Lewis – live

3.50pm BST

Bernie Sanders says “John Lewis inspired millions to fight for justice” in his tribute to the congressman on Twitter.

“His courage helped transform this country. He won’t ever be forgotten by those who believe America can change when the people stand together and demand it. Our thoughts are with his loved ones,” wrote the senator for Vermont.

John Lewis inspired millions to fight for justice. His courage helped transform this country. He won’t ever be forgotten by those who believe America can change when the people stand together and demand it. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.

3.33pm BST

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, has issued a lengthy statement on John Lewis’s death. Here’s an extract:

“John’s life reminds us that the most powerful symbol of what it means to be an American is what we do with the time we have to make real the promise of our nation – that we are all created equal and deserve to be treated equally. Through the beatings, the marches, the arrests, the debates on war, peace and freedom, and the legislative fights for good jobs and healthcare and the fundamental right to vote, he taught us that while the journey toward equality is not easy, we must be unafraid and never cower and never, ever give up.

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