PEOPLE celebrated in cities across the US as Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday.
Pictures show people embracing, waving Black Lives Matter flags, and holding up signs as the paid tribute to Floyd and celebrated what’s being called “a step in the right direction.”
A woman holds up a sign reading ‘Justice for George Floyd’ in Minneapolis as Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was revealed on TuesdayCredit: Alamy
People are seen dancing and celebrating in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DCCredit: Splash
People march through the streets of Atlanta after Chauvin’s guilty verdict was announcedCredit: Getty
Derek Chauvin is led away in handcuffs after his guilty verdict was revealedCredit: Reuters
Chauvin was found guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter on Tuesday.
He faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest last May.
In George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota many people were seen tearfully embracing.
People embraced in hugs, while others raised their fists in the air in triumph.
Celebrations in Minneapolis as Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was revealedCredit: Getty
Reverend Jesse Jackson joins Minneapolis residents around a wood fireCredit: Reuters
People raise their fists in Minneapolis after the verdict was readCredit: Getty
Community organizer Malisha Smith (right) hugs a friend while people celebrate at the George Floyd Square in MinneapolisCredit: EPA
People embrace in George Floyd Square in MinneapolisCredit: Reuters
People wave Black Lives Matter flags outside the courthouse in MinneapolisCredit: AP
People in Minneapolis threw money into the air and let it rain to the ground as they celebrated the verdictCredit: Reuters
People march through Atlanta with portraits of FloydCredit: Getty
Residents of Atlanta held signs standing in solidarity with MinneapolisCredit: EPA
Some smiled and jumped up and down, while others applauded.
One picture showed people throwing $1 bills in the air, letting it rain onto the ground.
Outside the courthouse, people were seen hanging out of cars, waving Black Lives Matter flags in the air.
Reverend Jesse Jackson – who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s – joined Minneapolis residents around a wood fire in the evening.
People held signs as they marched through New York City streets.
Signs read things like “SAY HIS NAME GEORGE FLOYD” and “STOP MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE.”
Crowds gathered together in Times Square after the verdict was revealed.
In Washington DC, people danced and celebrated in Black Lives Matter PlazaCredit: Getty
Xochitl Ramirez and Angel Reyes embrace in Washington DC after Chauvin’s guilty verdictCredit: Reuters
One woman in New York City held a sign outside te Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building that read: “Derek Chauvin is a convicted murderer. R.I.P. George Floyd.”
In Washington DC, people were seen dancing in Black Lives Matter Plaza celebrating.
In Atlanta, crowds marched through the streets with portraits of Floyd, wearing Black Lives Matter shirts and waving flags.
One person held up a sign that read: “Atlanta stands with Minneapolis.”
In Orlando, Florida, some people held a candlelight vigil in a tribute to honor Floyd.
A woman in NYC holds a sign after Chauvin’s verdict was announcedCredit: Reuters
People gathered in Times Square to celebrate the verdictCredit: Getty
People marched through the streets of New York City, holding signsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
People in Orlando, Florida gathered for a candlelight vigilCredit: AP
Florida residents held signs as they stood and honored FloydCredit: AP
People stood together, honoring Floyd and holding signs that celebrated a fight for justice.
Graphic video showed a cop shooting the girl multiple times, just seconds after arriving on-scene as there was an altercation between multiple females.