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Clyburn renews calls to rename Selma bridge after John Lewis – NBC News

‘Take his name off that bridge’: Calls renewed to name Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge after Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 80.

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Lewis was one of several peaceful protesters who suffered serious injuries on the bridge in 1965 during a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. The non-violent protesters were attacked by Alabama state troopers with tear gas and clubs on what later became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Lewis suffered a skull fracture that day.
“Non-violence was a way of life for John,” Clyburn said Saturday during a separate interview on MSNBC. “He had credibility that none of us had. None of us made the sacr…

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