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John Lewis says video of George Floyd’s killing made him cry

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Congressman John Lewis talks with media members after signing paperwork to qualify for reelection to his District 5 seat in Atlanta. Lewis said Thursday, June 4,  that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota made me cry. I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered? the Georgia congressman said on CBS. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Congressman John Lewis talks with media members after signing paperwork to qualify for reelection to his District 5 seat in Atlanta. Lewis said Thursday, June 4, that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota made me cry. I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered? the Georgia congressman said on CBS. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (2019 Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.”

“I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered?” said Lewis, D-Ga.

“It made me so sad. It was so painful," Lewis told “CBS This Morning.” "It made me cry."

Lewis said he was encouraged to see such diverse crowds protesting Floyd's killing, seeking the arrests of the police officers involved and demanding an end to racial injustice.