The government of Puerto Rico decreed three days of mourning for the death of the Georgia congressman and civil rights activist, John Lewis.
“We join the presidential mourning decree for the death of Congressman John Lewis, a strong defender of civil rights, equality and freedom, being one of the collaborators of Martin Luther King, Jr. Who we honor his memory We must continue the fight for equality regardless of race, creed, social status, or geographic location. "The secretary of state said in writing on behalf of the first executive.
With the decree of mourning, it is ordered that the flags of the United States and Puerto Rico in public buildings be flown at half-staff from tomorrow, Monday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Lewis , who died this past Friday at age 80 after battling pancreatic cancer for several months, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six, a group of civil rights activists led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr ., which had a huge impact on the movement.