People across the U.S. rallied into the night Tuesday, cheering, hugging and crying tears of relief after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.
Driving the news: After Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump tweeted, “GUILTY! Painfully earned justice has finally arrived for George Floyd’s family. … Justice for Black America is justice for all of America!”
Here are some reactions what we saw across the country.
Before the Verdict
In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, television coverage of the trial drew viewers. Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press
n Minneapolis, demonstrators gathered outside the Hennepin Country Government Center, where the trial was held. Amr Alfiky/The New York Times Hearing the News
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin (center) is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin’s trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd on Tuesday at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Court TV / AP
Adi Armour cries while watching the verdict being read in Milwaukee. Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Imagn Content Services
In Houston, Dennis Glenn and Greg Brown, alumni of Jack Yates High School, Mr. Floyd’s alma mater, comforted Ceci Munoz in front of the school.Annie Mulligan for The New York Times Officials Speak
In Washington, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Bidenaddressed the nation from the White House. Doug Mills/The New York Times
In Minneapolis, Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, wiped a tear. Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times
In Minneapolis, Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the Floyd family, held the hand of Donald Williams, who witnessed the episode last May. Aaron Nesheim for The New York Times Streets Filled With Relief and Joy
Money is tossed in the air as people celebrate the verdict at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.Octavio Jones/Reuters
A band performs at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. Victor J. Blue/The New York Times/Redux
A crowd gathers at George Floyd Square after a guilty verdict was announced at Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis. Julio Cortez/AP
People embrace outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.Carlos Barria/Reuters
London Williams bursts into tears after hearing the verdict in Washington, DC.Jacquelyn Martin/AP
People raise their fists at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Jeenah Moon/Reuters
Fireworks are set off at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
People embrace in front of a mural of George Floyd in Atlanta.Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images
In New York, people consoled each other outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
In Minneapolis, demonstrators held picket signs with Mr. Floyd’s face outside the Hennepin County Government Center. Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times
In New York, demonstrators knelt in solidarity with Mr. Floyd in the glow of Times Square. Simbarashe Cha for The New York Times