U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson in hospital with injury

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Reverend Jesse Jackson stops by a objection extracurricular the U.S. Capitol to protestation the expiration of the national moratorium connected residential evictions successful Washington, U.S., August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. civilian rights person Jesse Jackson has been admitted to infirmary for an wounded suffered portion attending a gathering astatine Howard University, officials of the historically Black assemblage said connected Monday.

Jackson, 80, has been a person of the U.S. civilian rights question since the mid-1960s and was with Martin Luther King erstwhile helium was assassinated successful 1968.

"We tin corroborate that Rev. Jackson was taken to the infirmary by a assemblage administrator," the university, based successful the U.S. capital, said connected Twitter.

Broadcaster CNN said the results of Jackson's aesculapian tests proved mean and infirmary officials had decided to support him overnight for observation.

Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a radical founded by Jackson, confirmed to CNN that helium was taken to infirmary aft helium fell and deed his caput connected entering a field building.

The radical did not instantly respond to a petition for remark from Reuters.

Jackson was hospitalized successful August aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19. In 2017, helium was diagnosed arsenic having Parkinson's disease.

The civilian rights person sought the Democratic statesmanlike information doubly successful the 1980s, but fell abbreviated of becoming the archetypal Black nominee of a large party.

Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar successful Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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