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'Finally': America Reacts To Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Added 04-21-21 12:07:02am EST - “Across the country, jubilation and relief broke out at the guilty verdict for the former Minneapolis police officer. At the same time, many people see it as the start of a long fight toward justice.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “'Finally': America Reacts To Chauvin Guilty Verdict ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

People are gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minn., following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on Saturday. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on all three charges he faced in the death of George Floyd. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

People are gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minn., following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on Saturday. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on all three charges he faced in the death of George Floyd.

Scenes of joy and relief erupted across the country after a jury found Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd.

The jury found Chauvin guilty on all three charges in Floyd's death during an arrest last Memorial Day: second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Yet simultaneously in several cities, the celebratory mood was tempered by a sense that the verdict represented just a small degree of accountability in a greater fight against racial injustice and police violence.

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