Video above: President Biden calls George Floyd’s familyAs former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday afternoon of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, people waiting outside the courthouse and city erupted in emotion.People elated by the verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Car horns blared, and people ran through traffic, waving banners. Floyd family members gathered at a Minneapolis conference room could be heard cheering from the next room as each verdict was read.Video: People outside of the courthouse react to Derek Chauvin’s conviction for killing George FloydAfter the verdict, Floyd’s family received a call from President Joe Biden. The verdict was read in a courthouse ringed with concrete barriers and razor wire and patrolled by National Guard troops, in a city on edge against another round of unrest — not just because of the Chauvin case but because of the deadly police shooting of a young Black man, Daunte Wright, in a Minneapolis suburb April 11.Cities across the country had prepared ahead of the verdict in case of civil unrest like what had happened across the world last year in reaction to George Floyd’s death.Video: George Floyd’s girlfriend reacts to Chauvin convictionFormer President Obama tweeted in support of the verdict: “Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.”Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released a statement shortly after the verdict was read.”Today’s verdict is an important step forward for justice in Minnesota. The trial is over, but our work has only begun,” his statement read in part.This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Video above: President Biden calls George Floyd’s family

As former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday afternoon of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, people waiting outside the courthouse and city erupted in emotion.

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People elated by the verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Car horns blared, and people ran through traffic, waving banners.

Floyd family members gathered at a Minneapolis conference room could be heard cheering from the next room as each verdict was read.

Video: People outside of the courthouse react to Derek Chauvin’s conviction for killing George Floyd


After the verdict, Floyd’s family received a call from President Joe Biden.

The verdict was read in a courthouse ringed with concrete barriers and razor wire and patrolled by National Guard troops, in a city on edge against another round of unrest — not just because of the Chauvin case but because of the deadly police shooting of a young Black man, Daunte Wright, in a Minneapolis suburb April 11.

Cities across the country had prepared ahead of the verdict in case of civil unrest like what had happened across the world last year in reaction to George Floyd’s death.

Video: George Floyd’s girlfriend reacts to Chauvin conviction

Former President Obama tweeted in support of the verdict:

“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.”

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released a statement shortly after the verdict was read.

“Today’s verdict is an important step forward for justice in Minnesota. The trial is over, but our work has only begun,” his statement read in part.

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This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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