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moving photos from the george floyd trial verdict

After a Minnesota jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges, Americans experienced an emotional release.


A jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd.


Floyd was pinned to the ground by police for allegedly trying to use counterfeit money. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes, killing him.

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The murder spurred last year’s wave of Black Lives Matter protests, a movement rooted in hundreds of years of racial inequality. 

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"I’m feeling tears of joy, so emotional that no family in history got that far. This right here’s for everybody that’s been in this situation."

Floyd’s brother Rodney on MSNBC

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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty and other members of the caucus watch from the U.S. capitol as the verdict is announced on Tuesday.


People lift signs that read, “Justice for George Floyd,” outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. 

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Supporters hug near George Floyd Square — the intersection in Minneapolis where Floyd was killed.

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A woman cries outside the courthouse as the verdict is announced.

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A crowd in Minneapolis carries Black Lives Matter signs and posters of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Daunte Wright, who were all killed by police.

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Two people embrace near a mural of George Floyd in Atlanta.

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Near Times Square in New York City, demonstrators kneel with their fists in the air.

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A man in New York City holds an image of Floyd that reads, “Rest in Power.”

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