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Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) Was posted on Sunday afternoon for unprotected reasons, but "rests very comfortably" and expects to be released soon. "

" He is grateful for the worries Lewis Office said in a statement.

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WSB TV, an Atlanta station, reported on Saturday that Lewis, 78, was hospitalized after being sick of a flight that went back to the state capital. He was waiting for an Atlanta event Saturday evening but did not participate.

A civil rights icon, Lewis is the last survivor of "Big Six" who led far at Washington in 1963. Lewis played a key role in civil rights movement as a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee, one of the original Freedom Riders in 1961 and one of them slammed on "Bloody Sunday" at Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 1965.

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