Protesters March in Minneapolis Streets After First Day of Derek Chauvin Trial

Protesters marched in the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 29 after the first day of police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial over the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for around nine minutes during his arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. The incident sparked worldwide anti-racism and police brutality protests.

The trial, which was originally scheduled for March 8, began on Monday following a successful appeals process by prosecutors to reinstate a third-degree murder charge, and a delay in jury selection, reports said.

Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.

This video from Mike Griffin shows the crowd chanting and waving Black Lives Matter flags in downtown Minneapolis. Credit: Mike Griffin via Storyful