Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear orders flags at half-staff to honor Rep. John Lewis

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FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror” to force their will on others. The Democratic governor on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 referred to the protesters as a mob. He said he won’t back down as he condemned the rally that spread to where his children play at the Governor’s Mansion. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

(WEHT)- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear ordered all flags at state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff to honor civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis. Lewis died Friday at the age of 80 years old.

Flags are due to remain at half-staff until sunset Saturday. Gov. Beshear encourages businesses, individuals, and organizations to join in the tribute to Rep. Lewis.

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(This story was originally published on July 18, 2020)

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