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'What's right is right': Minnesota crowd reacts to Chauvin verdict

Crowds in Minnesota celebrated the news that Derek Chauvin, the 45-year-old former officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, was found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd last May.

Outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in central Minneapolis, the civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton gave a prayer of thanks for the lawyers, and prosecutors, and for the family of Floyd, who had stood strong over the past 11 months.

It was a historic conviction, made all the more momentous because such events happen so rarely.

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