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Photos: The reaction after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was announced

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death last year of George Floyd. Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Chauvin is led away in handcuffs after a jury found him guilty of all three charges.

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After the verdict was announced, cities across the country that had braced for protests erupted in emotion. Outside the Hennepin County Government Center, the unbearable tension of the trial was replaced with a mix of release, shock, ecstasy, optimism, joy, caution and schadenfreude.

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A person reacts after the verdict in Minneapolis.

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People embrace while reacting to the verdict.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

“Today, we are able to breathe again,” one of Floyd’s younger brothers, Philonise, said during a news conference in Minneapolis. “Justice for George means freedom for all.”

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Philonise Floyd, center, George Floyd’s brother, and attorney Ben Crump hold hands during a news conference in Minneapolis following the verdict.

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People react after the verdict in the Chauvin trail in Minneapolis.

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London Williams reacts in D.C.

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People in Minneapolis cheer after the guilty verdict was announced.

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Morry Gash/AP

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and others react to news at the U.S. Capitol.

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Bill O’Leary

People gather at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after the verdict.

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Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

People react after hearing the verdict from the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

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People celebrate in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict.

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People celebrate outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.

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Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), right, embraces Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus react to the verdict on Capitol Hill.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), center, joins members of the Congressional Black Caucus in a response to the verdict outside the U.S. Capitol.

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Bill O’Leary

People celebrate after hearing the verdict.

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Toshira Garraway. left, and Courteney Ross, girlfriend of George Floyd, react to the verdict outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.

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People in Minneapolis react after the verdict.

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Octavio Jones/Reuters

People celebrate in Minneapolis.

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Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

People, including a jazz band, gathered at George Floyd Square after the verdict.

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Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

People dance along H Street, NW in D.C. after the verdict.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Cheria Askew raises her fist along Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. after the verdict.

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Moriah Nelson, 26, and Amani Andrews, 27, react to the verdict while relaxing at Meridian Hill Park, or Malcom X Park, in D.C.

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Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post

A woman in Minneapolis cries as the verdict is announced.

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Xcohitl Ramirez, right, dances with Angel Reyes at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C.

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People celebrate in Minneapolis.

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