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People across the United States celebrated on Tuesday as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd after cities across the country had been on high alert for protests in the case of a not guilty verdict.

Hundreds of people who had gathered outside a courthouse in Minneapolis could be heard inside as they cheered when the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

The crowd had been patiently waiting outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Tuesday when the jury reached a verdict. It arrived after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days.

In a clip from the scene, the crowd was mostly quiet until someone shouted: ‘Guilty! Guilty!’

The crowd erupted immediately with cheers and people jumping up and down.

Another person is heard quietening the group again before yelling: ‘Derek Chauvin’s been found guilty!’ 

‘Say his name,’ the man continued. The crowd responded: ‘George Floyd!’

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MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced 

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, brother of George, joins people celebrating the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, brother of George, joins people celebrating the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, brother of George, joins people celebrating the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: The celebrations continued into the night with fireworks pictured going off in George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: The celebrations continued into the night with fireworks pictured going off in George Floyd Square

 MINNEAPOLIS: The celebrations continued into the night with fireworks pictured going off in George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced 

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: Vigils are set up outside of Cup Foods in George Floyd Square on Thursday after the verdict was announced

Chauvin was convicted on charges of third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last Memorial Day.

Outside of Cup Foods, where Floyd had been just before he was killed, a man tearfully led people gathered in cheering his name.

Philonise Floyd, a brother of Floyd, was seen raising his hands in victory with attorney Ben Crump during a news conference after the verdict was read. His other brothers Rodney and Terrence Floyd also spoke during the press conference.

NEW YORK: Protesters march following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

NEW YORK: Protesters march following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

NEW YORK: Protesters march following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Brooklyn

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Brooklyn

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Brooklyn

MINNEAPOLIS: Fireworks are set off to celebrate the verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: Fireworks are set off to celebrate the verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: Fireworks are set off to celebrate the verdict

ATLANTA: People march through the streets after the verdict was announced

ATLANTA: People march through the streets after the verdict was announced

ATLANTA: People march through the streets after the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS: A protester holds a 'guilty' sign after the verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: A protester holds a 'guilty' sign after the verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: A protester holds a ‘guilty’ sign after the verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd masses in George Floyd Square to celebrate

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd masses in George Floyd Square to celebrate

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd masses in George Floyd Square to celebrate

NEW YORK: People celebrate in Washington Square Park in Manhattan

NEW YORK: People celebrate in Washington Square Park in Manhattan

NEW YORK: People celebrate in Washington Square Park in Manhattan

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, George Floyd's brother, speaks at George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, George Floyd's brother, speaks at George Floyd Square

MINNEAPOLIS: Terrence Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, speaks at George Floyd Square

NEW YORK: People march through Manhattan after the guilty verdict

NEW YORK: People march through Manhattan after the guilty verdict

NEW YORK: People march through Manhattan after the guilty verdict

Floyd’s young daughter Gianna also attended the press conference. A tearful Roxie Washington, Gianna’s mother , was seen crying while leaving Hennepin County Courthouse after the verdict.

His girlfriend, Courteney Ross, also spoke to reporters outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse. 

The celebrations continued into the night with fireworks pictured going off in George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. 

In Louisville, Kentucky – where Breonna Taylor was killed last year – a man named Neal Robertson said: ‘It’s about damn time,’ WHAS reported.

MINNEAPOLIS: More than 100 people who had gathered outside a courthouse in Minneapolis could be heard inside as they cheered when the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: More than 100 people who had gathered outside a courthouse in Minneapolis could be heard inside as they cheered when the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: More than 100 people who had gathered outside a courthouse in Minneapolis could be heard inside as they cheered when the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, is pictured with Reverend Al Sharpton and others following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, is pictured with Reverend Al Sharpton and others following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, is pictured with Reverend Al Sharpton and others following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd's cousin's daughter Tedra McGee, center, poses with members of The Original Black Panthers of Minnesota after a press conference following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd's cousin's daughter Tedra McGee, center, poses with members of The Original Black Panthers of Minnesota after a press conference following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd’s cousin’s daughter Tedra McGee, center, poses with members of The Original Black Panthers of Minnesota after a press conference following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: People gather in front of Cup Foods to celebrate after a jury found former Police officer Dereck Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: People gather in front of Cup Foods to celebrate after a jury found former Police officer Dereck Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: People gather in front of Cup Foods to celebrate after a jury found former Police officer Dereck Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross speaks to reporters outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross speaks to reporters outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse

MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross speaks to reporters outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd reacts to the guilty verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial at the location where George Floyd was murdered Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd reacts to the guilty verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial at the location where George Floyd was murdered Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS: A crowd reacts to the guilty verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial at the location where George Floyd was murdered Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON D.C.: Mahkhyieah Lee, 5, of Scranton Pa., hugs her mom Erin Lee as they visit Black Lives Matter Plaza with other family members near the White House on Tuesday

WASHINGTON D.C.: Mahkhyieah Lee, 5, of Scranton Pa., hugs her mom Erin Lee as they visit Black Lives Matter Plaza with other family members near the White House on Tuesday

WASHINGTON D.C.: Mahkhyieah Lee, 5, of Scranton Pa., hugs her mom Erin Lee as they visit Black Lives Matter Plaza with other family members near the White House on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center 

MINNEAPOLIS: A man cries as he hugs someone after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: A man cries as he hugs someone after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: A man cries as he hugs someone after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in front of Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as she hugs a man outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after Chauvin's verdict was read

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as she hugs a man outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after Chauvin's verdict was read

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as she hugs a man outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after Chauvin’s verdict was read

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the news of the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square with crying and hugging

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the news of the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square with crying and hugging

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the news of the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square with crying and hugging

MINNEAPOLIS: People cry and hug each other at George Floyd Square while another man, left, smiles with joy at the guilty verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: People cry and hug each other at George Floyd Square while another man, left, smiles with joy at the guilty verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: People cry and hug each other at George Floyd Square while another man, left, smiles with joy at the guilty verdict

MINNEAPOLIS: A person wearing a Black Lives Matter mask hugs another person after the verdict for Derek Chauvin was read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A person wearing a Black Lives Matter mask hugs another person after the verdict for Derek Chauvin was read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A person wearing a Black Lives Matter mask hugs another person after the verdict for Derek Chauvin was read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holding a beverage puts her hands into a prayer sign after the guilty verdict was read for the murder over George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holding a beverage puts her hands into a prayer sign after the guilty verdict was read for the murder over George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holding a beverage puts her hands into a prayer sign after the guilty verdict was read for the murder over George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a guilty sign while people react to the guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a guilty sign while people react to the guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a guilty sign while people react to the guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign out of the sunroof of a vehicle after the verdict is read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign out of the sunroof of a vehicle after the verdict is read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign out of the sunroof of a vehicle after the verdict is read on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman clutches her hands to her face after the verdict was released

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman clutches her hands to her face after the verdict was released

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman clutches her hands to her face after the verdict was released

‘Welcome to America. It’s about time. We’re waiting for this,’ the man says.

A woman screams through a megaphone: ‘It’s guilty! It’s guilty!’  

‘We have to build back up our city too. We’ve got a lot of work to do. Not only with Breonna Taylor, we’ve got a lot of other things we have to do. You know what it is,’ Robertson said. 

‘It means so much to me,’ said Venisha Johnson, a black woman who cried at a gathering in what has been dubbed George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. ‘I’ve been praying for George every day, every morning at 6am. I’m just so happy. The way he was murdered was terrible! But thank you, Jesus.’

MINNEAPOLIS: Hugs and cheers of joy were found in abundance

MINNEAPOLIS: Hugs and cheers of joy were found in abundance

MINNEAPOLIS: Hugs and cheers of joy were found in abundance

MINNEAPOLIS: A man celebrates with both arms in the air outside of the Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: A man celebrates with both arms in the air outside of the Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: A man celebrates with both arms in the air outside of the Hennepin County Government Center

MINNEAPOLIS: People throw money into the air after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: People throw money into the air after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: People throw money into the air after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: Jibrill Morris reacts after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Jibrill Morris reacts after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Jibrill Morris reacts after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

WASHINGTON D.C.: People watch the announcement of the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

WASHINGTON D.C.: People watch the announcement of the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

WASHINGTON D.C.: People watch the announcement of the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

WASHINGTON D.C.: Joseph Ravago wipes tears from the eyes of Kamaile Elderts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after the verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced

WASHINGTON D.C.: Joseph Ravago wipes tears from the eyes of Kamaile Elderts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after the verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced

WASHINGTON D.C.: Joseph Ravago wipes tears from the eyes of Kamaile Elderts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after the verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

NEW YORK: AniYa A motions as she walks through Times Square in New York, while talking on her cell phone after a Minnesota jury found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter

MINNEAPOLIS: A person burns an American flag outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A person burns an American flag outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A person burns an American flag outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A person holds a cutout of a middle finger outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A person holds a cutout of a middle finger outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: A person holds a cutout of a middle finger outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd

NEW YORK: Protesters march past people dining outdoors in Brooklyn while the nation reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

NEW YORK: Protesters march past people dining outdoors in Brooklyn while the nation reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

NEW YORK: Protesters march past people dining outdoors in Brooklyn while the nation reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

NEW YORK: BLM protesters on bikes gathered at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to hear the verdict of police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: BLM protesters on bikes gathered at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to hear the verdict of police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: BLM protesters on bikes gathered at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to hear the verdict of police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict on Tuesday near Grand Army Plaza

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict on Tuesday near Grand Army Plaza

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict on Tuesday near Grand Army Plaza

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict at Barclays Center on Thursday

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict at Barclays Center on Thursday

NEW YORK: People in Brooklyn react to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict at Barclays Center on Thursday

WASHINGTON D.C.: Allison Haywood, left, hugs her mother, Cheryl Haywood, as she reacts to the verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial near St. John's Episcopal Church

WASHINGTON D.C.: Allison Haywood, left, hugs her mother, Cheryl Haywood, as she reacts to the verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial near St. John's Episcopal Church

WASHINGTON D.C.: Allison Haywood, left, hugs her mother, Cheryl Haywood, as she reacts to the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial near St. John’s Episcopal Church

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Dereck Chauvin trail at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman cries as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

WASHINGTON D.C.: London Williams, left, and Stephanie Toledo, right. react after a Minneapolis jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Black Lives Matter Plaza

WASHINGTON D.C.: London Williams, left, and Stephanie Toledo, right. react after a Minneapolis jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Black Lives Matter Plaza

WASHINGTON D.C.: London Williams, left, and Stephanie Toledo, right. react after a Minneapolis jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Black Lives Matter Plaza

HOUSTON: Charles Hall talks about the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Charles Hall talks about the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Charles Hall talks about the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

In Houston’s Third Ward, the historically black neighbourhood where Mr Floyd grew up, a small crowd gathered under a tent near a mural of Mr Floyd to listen as the verdict was read on TV. People driving by honked their car horns and yelled, ‘Justice!’

‘We feeling good. We thank everybody that stood with us. It’s a blessed moment,’ said Jacob David, 39, who knew Mr Floyd and wiped away tears.

‘We’ve just become so accustomed to not receiving justice. I’m just so very, very overwhelmed right now,’ said Tesia Lisbon, a community activist in Florida’s capital of Tallahassee, who was one of 19 people arrested by police last September during a Black Lives Matter march.

‘We just got so used to not hearing good news, to not having the justice system on your side for so long.’  

Tuesday’s celebrations were tempered with the heavy knowledge that Chauvin’s conviction was just a first step on the long road to address racial injustices by police.

Many said they had prepared for a different result after watching countless deaths of people of color at the hands of police who went unpunished. The shooting death of another Black man, Daunte Wright, by officers in suburban Minneapolis during the trial and of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago last month heightened tensions and muted the court victory for many.

‘Finally we did get some justice,’ Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, a Black man who died at the hands of police in New York City in 2014, said after pronouncing herself ‘elated’ at the verdict. No criminal charges were brought in her son’s death; his last words were ‘I can´t breathe,’ which became a rallying cry among activists. 

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: Diners at a restaurant stand up and cheer, clapping their hands after the verdict was read on the television

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden speaks after the verdict was announced on Tuesday

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden speaks after the verdict was announced on Tuesday

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden speaks after the verdict was announced on Tuesday

WASHINGTON D.C.: Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) watches the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on her phone in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C.: Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) watches the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on her phone in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C.: Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) watches the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on her phone in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C.: People gather to celebrate the guilty verdicts in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin Trial

WASHINGTON D.C.: People gather to celebrate the guilty verdicts in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin Trial

WASHINGTON D.C.: People gather to celebrate the guilty verdicts in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd Verdict in the State v. Derek Chauvin Trial

NEW YORK: Ingrid Noel And Robert Bolden embrace, after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Ingrid Noel And Robert Bolden embrace, after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Ingrid Noel And Robert Bolden embrace, after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Spike Lee takes a photograph with children after the hearing the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Spike Lee takes a photograph with children after the hearing the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: Spike Lee takes a photograph with children after the hearing the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Brooklyn, New York City

NEW YORK: After former Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd, a group of Black Lives Matters and members of the Justice For George group held a Community Peace Walk and walked by the famous Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem

NEW YORK: After former Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd, a group of Black Lives Matters and members of the Justice For George group held a Community Peace Walk and walked by the famous Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem

NEW YORK: After former Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd, a group of Black Lives Matters and members of the Justice For George group held a Community Peace Walk and walked by the famous Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem

NEW YORK: Tyler Miggins reacts in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges in the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: Tyler Miggins reacts in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges in the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: Tyler Miggins reacts in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges in the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A crowd gathers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A crowd gathers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A crowd gathers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester speaks into a megaphone following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Midtown

NEW YORK: A protester speaks into a megaphone following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Midtown

NEW YORK: A protester speaks into a megaphone following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Midtown

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in Times Square

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign in Times Square saying 'stop the genocide' following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign in Times Square saying 'stop the genocide' following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A protester holds a sign in Times Square saying ‘stop the genocide’ following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

In St. Louis, a police association of about 260 predominantly Black officers called the verdict important but ‘a pebble in the ocean.’

‘Yet, why should we be thankful for something that is right? Why should we be thankful when George Floyd doesn´t have his life or his future?’ the Ethical Society of Police said in a statement.

Many saw the trial as a litmus test for how sincere Americans are about racial justice and consequential police reform after Floyd’s death set off global protests. Jurors in the high-profile case deliberated for 10 hours over two days. Chauvin was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately after the verdict was read.

‘It means so much to me,’ said Venisha Johnson, a Black woman who cried at a gathering in what’s been dubbed George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. ‘I´ve been praying for George every day, every morning at 6 a.m. I´m just so happy. The way he was murdered was terrible! But thank you, Jesus.’

In Los Angeles, several dozen people gathered to celebrate at the corner of Florence and Normandie avenues, which was the scene of chaos and violence in 1992 when the city dissolved into riots after four officers were acquitted in the beating of motorist Rodney king. A Black man in a Lakers cap danced and chanted: ‘Get used to this, get used to justice!’ Passing cars blared their horns as demonstrators waved signs and Black Lives Matter flags.

HOUSTON: Ceci Munoz sits in the street as she cries and reacts at Yates High School, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston, Texas after learning that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: Ceci Munoz sits in the street as she cries and reacts at Yates High School, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston, Texas after learning that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: Ceci Munoz sits in the street as she cries and reacts at Yates High School, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston, Texas after learning that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: People gather inside a convenience store in the Houston neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, to listen to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin

SACRAMENTO: Stevante Clark, right, brother of Stephon Clark who was fatally shot by Sacramento Police, is hugged by his cousin Steven Ray Collins, left, at Cesar Chavez Park as they listen live to the guilty verdict

SACRAMENTO: Stevante Clark, right, brother of Stephon Clark who was fatally shot by Sacramento Police, is hugged by his cousin Steven Ray Collins, left, at Cesar Chavez Park as they listen live to the guilty verdict

SACRAMENTO: Stevante Clark, right, brother of Stephon Clark who was fatally shot by Sacramento Police, is hugged by his cousin Steven Ray Collins, left, at Cesar Chavez Park as they listen live to the guilty verdict

ATLANTA: People react near a mural of George Floyd after former Minneapolis Police Department Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts

ATLANTA: People react near a mural of George Floyd after former Minneapolis Police Department Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts

ATLANTA: People react near a mural of George Floyd after former Minneapolis Police Department Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the announcement that the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the announcement that the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS: People react after the announcement that the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman lays flowers at a memorial for George Floyd after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman lays flowers at a memorial for George Floyd after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: A woman lays flowers at a memorial for George Floyd after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday

NEW YORK: A woman places a placard at a makeshift memorial with the image of Daunte Wright after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A woman places a placard at a makeshift memorial with the image of Daunte Wright after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A woman places a placard at a makeshift memorial with the image of Daunte Wright after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: Ronaly Brooks walks past a mural in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston

HOUSTON: Ronaly Brooks walks past a mural in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston

HOUSTON: Ronaly Brooks walks past a mural in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Houston

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Lee Singleton reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday after listening to the verdict in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Ralph Smith reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Ralph Smith reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

HOUSTON: Ralph Smith reacts to the verdict in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up

NORTH CAROLINA: Jesse Padilla, owner of The Right Cut Barber Shop, in Cary and customer Andrew Bardsley watch as the verdict is read in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Padilla said he was happy to see the verdict and see Chauvin be held accountable for the death of George Floyd. "It is not the end, but a step in the right direction," he said

NORTH CAROLINA: Jesse Padilla, owner of The Right Cut Barber Shop, in Cary and customer Andrew Bardsley watch as the verdict is read in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Padilla said he was happy to see the verdict and see Chauvin be held accountable for the death of George Floyd. "It is not the end, but a step in the right direction," he said

NORTH CAROLINA: Jesse Padilla, owner of The Right Cut Barber Shop, in Cary and customer Andrew Bardsley watch as the verdict is read in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Padilla said he was happy to see the verdict and see Chauvin be held accountable for the death of George Floyd. ‘It is not the end, but a step in the right direction,’ he said

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands on top of a vehicle with his fist raised in the air after the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands on top of a vehicle with his fist raised in the air after the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands on top of a vehicle with his fist raised in the air after the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands in the bed of a truck after Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands in the bed of a truck after Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts

MINNEAPOLIS: A man stands in the bed of a truck after Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts

NEW YORK: NYPD officers stand ready for possible protests in Times Square as news comes that the jury has reached a verdict came in on Tuesday

NEW YORK: NYPD officers stand ready for possible protests in Times Square as news comes that the jury has reached a verdict came in on Tuesday

NEW YORK: NYPD officers stand ready for possible protests in Times Square as news comes that the jury has reached a verdict came in on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS:  Police officers in full riot gear outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse before the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS:  Police officers in full riot gear outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse before the verdict was announced

MINNEAPOLIS:  Police officers in full riot gear outside of the Hennepin County Courthouse before the verdict was announced

NEW YORK: A sign reading 'GUILTY' rests next to a candle at Carl Schurz Park after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A sign reading 'GUILTY' rests next to a candle at Carl Schurz Park after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

NEW YORK: A sign reading ‘GUILTY’ rests next to a candle at Carl Schurz Park after the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic observe the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case prior to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

NEW YORK: Mark King rejoices at a rally outside Barclays Center on Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York

NEW YORK: Mark King rejoices at a rally outside Barclays Center on Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York

NEW YORK: Mark King rejoices at a rally outside Barclays Center on Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

NEW YORK: "They're not listening to us," Josue Germain said rallying outside Barclays Center on Tuesday

NEW YORK: "They're not listening to us," Josue Germain said rallying outside Barclays Center on Tuesday

NEW YORK: ‘They’re not listening to us,’ Josue Germain said rallying outside Barclays Center on Tuesday

NEW YORK: People march with signs past diners after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: People march with signs past diners after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

NEW YORK: People march with signs past diners after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

HOUSTON: Daryel Simmons reaches up to touch the names of Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor as she came to a George Floyd memorial mural after learning of the guilty verdict on all counts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: Daryel Simmons reaches up to touch the names of Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor as she came to a George Floyd memorial mural after learning of the guilty verdict on all counts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd

HOUSTON: Daryel Simmons reaches up to touch the names of Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor as she came to a George Floyd memorial mural after learning of the guilty verdict on all counts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: People react to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial at George Floyd Square outside Cup Foods on Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS: Family and friends react during a news conference following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Family and friends react during a news conference following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Family and friends react during a news conference following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

After the guilty verdict was read, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it had called a tactical alert ‘in an abundance of caution.’ 

‘There are no current unlawful assemblies and the department is proactively taking initiative to ensure adequate resources to respond to any situation should the need arise,’ the LAPD tweeted.

‘We remain committed to ensuring the balance of ensuring public safety of all and being respectful to the community. We strive to protect and serve every member of the community equally.’ 

In Washington D.C., people were seen standing up and cheering and clapping inside of a restaurant as the verdict was read on the television, WUSA reported.

While Minneapolis was fortified for the duration of the two-week trial – with fences erected and buildings bordered up – there were fears of unrest all across the nation if a not guilty verdict was returned. 

Cities across the United States are on high alert in the wake of the Derek Chauvin 's murder trial. The 12-person jury found Chauvin guilty on all counts Monday afternoon after just 10 hours of deliberations

Cities across the United States are on high alert in the wake of the Derek Chauvin 's murder trial. The 12-person jury found Chauvin guilty on all counts Monday afternoon after just 10 hours of deliberations

Cities across the United States are on high alert in the wake of the Derek Chauvin ‘s murder trial. The 12-person jury found Chauvin guilty on all counts Monday afternoon after just 10 hours of deliberations 

MINNEAPOLIS: In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

MINNEAPOLIS: In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

MINNEAPOLIS: In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Chauvin is taken into custody as his attorney Eric Nelson, left, watches, after his bail was revoked after he was found guilty on all three counts in his trial

In addition to Stoll News reporting that the Chicago Police appear prepared to deploy tear gas to disrupt large crowds, Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned residents that looting would not be tolerated. 

‘We are prepared to arrest and bring to prosecution  anyone who would dare try to take the dreams of our small businesses by looting,’ she vowed.

‘Don’t test us because we are ready.’ 

Meanwhile in Portland – which has been rocked by frequent unrest since Floyd’s death – Mayor Ted declared a state of emergency and called for calm. 

‘It’s my hope that regardless of the jury’s decision, Portlanders will respond with the safety of their neighbors in mind,’ he stated before the verdict was handed down. 

Elsewhere, tens of thousands of New Yorkers were planning to hit the streets for demonstrations in spite of the guilty verdict.   

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis had signed a bill into law on Monday that created a new crime called ‘mob intimidation’ that would deny bail to protesters until their first court appearances, NPR reported.

‘If you riot, if you loot, if you harm others, particularly if you harm a law enforcement officer during one of these violent assemblies, you’re going to jail,’ DeSantis said at the bill signing on Monday.

Under the new Florida law, local officials can also be held liable for lawsuits if someone is injured during protests and strengthens penalties for protesters who block roadways or deface public monuments, according to the outlet.

According to Politico, officials in Washington DC were reportedly debating whether to re-erect outer fencing around the US Capitol amid fear protests would last days or weeks.

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