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    • Local resident Michael Wilson raises his fist in front of an image of George Floyd after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 20 April 2021.
    • A woman places a candle at a makeshift memorial with the image of Daunte Wright after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, US, 20 April 2021.
    • This combination of pictures created on 20 April 2021 shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listening to the verdict and being taken away handcuffed in his trial for the killing of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 20 April 2021.
    • Andrew Hartin looks out over the crowd at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on 20 April 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on all three charges he faced in the death of George Floyd last May.
    • Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, center left, attorney Ben Crump, center right, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, raise their hands during a news conference after the murder conviction against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Tuesday, 20 April 2021, in Minneapolis.
    • People march with signs past diners after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, US, 20 April 2021.
    • Xochitl Ramirez and Angel Reyes from Panama embrace following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at BLM Plaza in Washington, D.C., US, 20 April 2021.
    • People celebrate at George Floyd Square after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on 20 April  2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 20 April 2021.
    • People observe the memorial to George Floyd after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 20 April 2021.
    • New York City Police Department (NYPD) personnel are seen on a road after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, US, 20 April 2021.
    • People react as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 20 April 2021.
    • People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 20 April 2021.
    • Jennifer Starr Dodd reacts after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 20 April 2021.
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    Local resident Michael Wilson raises his fist in front of an image of George Floyd after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 20 April 2021.

    A jury in Minneapolis on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges in the death of 46-year-old African-American man George Floyd in May 2020.

    The US city of Minneapolis peacefully celebrated a court's decision to convict former policeman Derek Chauvin of murdering African-American George Floyd and wrapped up spontaneous festivities and vigils before the start of a curfew imposed for fear of unrest.

    From the downtown court area where the trial was held, a jubilant crowd moved to a blocked intersection with a makeshift memorial, now known as George Floyd square. It was there that on 25 May 2020, Floyd expired under the knee of the policeman that pinned him to the ground, depriving him of oxygen for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.

    On Tuesday, the jury found ex-officer Chauvin guilty of all three counts — potentially punishable by up to 75 years in prison — second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

    Avenging the death of Floyd, who had served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery, has become a cause célèbre of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.

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