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Minneapolis Community Comes Together as Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty in George Floyd's Death

Ariana Grande & More Protest Over George Floyd's Death

The city of Minneapolis is banding together following the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in George Floyd's death.

On Tuesday, April 20, the Hennepin County Court announced the jury's verdict, finding the former Minneapolis Police Officer guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Although Chauvin will be sentenced at a later date, he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

The Minneapolis residents rallied together to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Floyd. Many held up signs that read "Justice for George Floyd" and "Black Lives Matter." Others embraced each other and appeared overcome with emotion.

Additionally, Floyd's girlfriend, Courtney Ross, gathered around the community, wearing a "Rest in Power" shirt in honor of her boyfriend. When discussing Floyd in a live interview with HLN, she said, "He changed my world. He changed the world. He changed everybody's."

Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, shared in a separate press conference, "I am grateful my mother, my grandmother, my aunts, they got to see history made.  Every day of my life I will salute him, because he showed me how to be strong, he showed how to be respectful, he showed me how to speak my mind.  What a day to be a Floyd."

Below, see the city of Minneapolis's response to Chauvin's verdict and how people are paying their respects to Floyd all over the world.

Powerful Poster

Minneapolis residents are photographed hugging and holding up a "Justice for George Floyd" sign.

In Loving Memory

Floyd's girlfriend, Courtney Ross, celebrates her boyfriend's legacy, telling HLN, "He changed my world. He changed the world. He changed everybody's."

An Emotional Embrace

A mother-daughter duo is seen embracing following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Power Fist

A person reacts to Chauvin's trial.

Signs of Solidarity

People hold up signs in honor of Floyd, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement.

A Special Moment

Photographers capture this special moment between two people giving each other a hug after Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Tuning Into the Trial

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Maxine Waters, Lisa Blunt, Joyce Beatty, tune into the news amid Chauvin's trial at the U.S. Capitol.

Passionate Reaction

A man is photographed lifting his arms up and passionately reacting to the news of Chauvin's verdict.

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

A powerful portrait of a woman awaiting the verdict in Chauvin's trial.

Black Lives Matter

A man is photographed at the Black Lives Matter plaza in Washington, raising his fist in reaction to today's events.

Looking Into the Light

A woman appears to be in good spirits following Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Group Hug

As the verdict is announced, photographers capture a group of people embracing.

Congress Reacts

Congresswomen Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley walk arm in arm, following the jury's verdict in Chauvin's trial.

Standing in Solidarity

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty looks up, as she and other members come together to watch the verdict in Chauvin's trial.

For more updates about today's events, click here.

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