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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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To help combat systemic racism, consider learning from or donating to these organizations: Campaign Zero, ColorofChange.org and National Cares Mentoring Movement.

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