Demonstrators Chant 'George Floyd' Outside Minneapolis Courthouse Following Chauvin Verdict

Demonstrators erupted in chants outside a Minneapolis courthouse on Tuesday, April 20, after jurors returned a guilty verdict on all three charges against former police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.

Chauvin was tried on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The former officer was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd pled for air.

The verdict was announced just after 4 pm Tuesday afternoon at the Hennepin County Government Center. Footage from outside the building shows a crowd erupting in cheers as the verdicts against Chauvin were read aloud.

Three other former police officers await trials for charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Footage uploaded by Instagram user Dr. Mitu Khandaker shows a crowd shouting, “Say his name, George Floyd” moments after the verdict was announced. Credit: Dr. Mitu Khandaker via Storyful