Derek Chauvin Got Convicted Of Murdering George Floyd & It’s A Celebration Everywhere

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Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer of Minneapolis city in Minnesota, USA, has been found guilty on all charges in the murder of George Floyd.

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Floyd, a 46-year-old African American lost his life last year in May when the convicted police officer pinned him to the floor and pressed his knee against his neck. He was arrested on charges of a counterfeit bill made by a local grocery store. While he was held against the ground, Floyd begged for air several times, but the police officer didn’t lift up his knee. After some 30 minutes into this agonizing event, the bouncer showed no signs of life.

The death of George Floyd erupted violent protests worldwide against racial injustice during the COVID-19 pandemic. People across the globe took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd. Social media was flooded with posts using the hashtag #ICantBreathe as these were the last words to come out of the deceased’s mouth.

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There are celebrations all over, now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and mansluaghter of George Floyd.

Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, in an interview with CNN, expressed how justice served during the trial is such a relief for him.

I’m going to stay up and I’m going to celebrate, because this is a day of celebration. I’m happy, man,” Philonise Floyd told CNN’s Don Lemon.

Justice for George, it means freedom for all,” Floyd said. “The world has sparked, and lit up with a blaze tonight. And it’s a celebration. Business can be taken care of tomorrow, but it’s a celebration today.

Along with Philonise, people from around the world are celebrating this day as a win for their fight against racism.

“NOBODY deserves to be assassinated in broad daylight on the street in a major American city by a police officer. Under any circumstances. We’re so glad justice will be served,” cried one user.

People are out in the sun to celebrate!

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