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VIDEO: House Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Lewis Walk Amid Protesters to Capitol

House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson, D-Conn., came out to the Cannon Capitol building stakeout with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., of civil rights fame and who was heckled Saturday with racial slurs.

Lewis said that they will "walk across the bridge" just as he did when he was beaten by Alabama State Troopers on Bloody Sunday in 1965 when they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Then Pelosi came out with a gigantic gavel. It's the same gavel that Michigan Democratic Congressman John Dingell's father used to gavel down the Medicare vote, also in 1965.

Pelosi, arm-in-arm with Lewis and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and others walked out of the building, across Independance Avenue and toward the Capitol amid a sea of protesters. It had the feel of a civil rights march - as cops held back very vocal crowds and reporters.

They then walked up the House steps and into the House chamber for the "bedcheck" votes.

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