The city of Minneapolis, as well as others around the world, reacted to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd.
The Minneapolis residents rallied together to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Floyd. Many held up signs that read “Justice for George Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Others embraced each other and appeared overcome with emotion.
Additionally, Floyd’s girlfriend, Courtney Ross, gathered around the community, wearing a “Rest in Power” shirt in honor of her boyfriend. When discussing Floyd in a live interview with HLN, she said, “He changed my world. He changed the world. He changed everybody’s.”
Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, shared in a separate press conference, “I am grateful my mother, my grandmother, my aunts, they got to see history made. Every day of my life I will salute him, because he showed me how to be strong, he showed how to be respectful, he showed me how to speak my mind. What a day to be a Floyd.”